The Ancient
Society of
Est. 1637


Early Society Annual Dinners

This article looks at the early records of the Society's Annual Feasts as recorded in newspaper extracts and other documents.
(Christopher J. Ridley, 2018)

Some former Society HQ pubs

Chris Ridley, our former librarian, has undertaken research on meeting places used by the Society from the late 18th century to the present day. This is the full version of the extract in the 2017 newsletter.
(Christopher J. Ridley, 2017)

William Burkin, Past Master 1894-7

On 9th October, the Society and the village of Nutfield, Surrey, commemorated the centenary of the death of this Past Master of the Society and leader of ringing in Nutfield. This eulogy was written by the Society Librarian and delivered at Mr Burkin's graveside by the Master.
(A. James Phillips, 2004)

A Tribute to the Memory of Rodney Brian Meadows

Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths 1964, Trustee of the Ancient Society of College Youths 1997-2002, Chairman of the Delius Society 1971-1994, Life Honorary Member of the Delius Society 1994-2002, President Oxford University Society of Change Ringers 1976-1982. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
(Compiled by John R. Ketteringham, MBE, PhD)

Great Tom of Westminster

This print (circa 1776) provides an impression of one of the great bells associateed with both the Palace of Westminster and St Paul's Cathedral. It has an interesting history and the print itself raises a number of questions.
(Christopher J. Ridley, Dec 2004)

Early Society Dinner Tickets

The production of a ticket for the Anniversary Dinner is a tradition that goes back over 200 years. A recent discovery has provided a further example of one of these early tickets, as well as helping to fill a gap in the Society's history.
(Christopher J. Ridley, Aug 2004)

The Early Membership of the Society

Chris Pickford studies the Early Membership of the Society (prior to 1800). This is an extended version of the article produced for the 2002 Newsletter.
(Christopher J. Pickford, 2002)