The Ancient
Society of
Est. 1637

The Ancient Society of College Youths

Established in 1637, the Society is the premier change ringing society in the City of London, with a national and international membership that promotes excellence in ringing around the world.

Master 2018-19
Leigh D G Simpson

Practices & Meeting

Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 4
St Sepulchre (TBC)
Dec 11

Practices are held at 6:30pm except at St Sepulchre (6:10pm).

The next business meeting will be held on 11th Dec at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members


In Memoriam


2018 Anniversary Dinner

The 2018 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 3rd November. A report and photographs will follow in due course.

2018 Country Meeting

The 2018 Country meeting was held in Cardiff. A report and photographs is available here.

Graham John Peal Day

On 6th January a series of peals composed by Graham John was organised. More details are available here.

The Coffee Pot

Some Former HQ Pubs

The 2017 newsletter includes an excerpt from an article on meeting places used by the Society from the late 18th century to the present day, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley.

The full version of the article is available here.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Leigh Simpson was elected as Master. Henry Coggill becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Rob Lee. Swaz Apter was elected Senior Steward, and Ryan Noble joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward.

Forthcoming Events

Informal Dinner

8th March 2019

This will be held on Friday 8th March. Further details to follow in due course.

Country Meeting

13th July 2019

The 2019 Country Meeting will take place in Bristol.

Recent Society Peals

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5014 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Monday, 19 November 2018
at City of London (St Mary le Bow, Cheapside).

5760 Spliced Surprise Minor
(41 Methods)

Rung on Sunday, 18 November 2018
at Colliers Wood (Christ Church), Greater London.

10082 Zanussi Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 17 November 2018
at City of London (St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge).

5002 Spliced Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 13 November 2018
at City of London (St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street).

5152 Spliced Surprise Major
(23 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 10 November 2018
at City of London (St Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street).

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

24th November, Garlickhythe
23 Spliced Surprise Major

24th November, St Martin-in-the-Fields
6 Spliced Maximus

25th November, St Stephen, Rochester Row
Bristol Surprise Major

1st December, St Sepulchre
8 Spliced Maximus

2nd December, St Dunstan-in-the-West
Spliced Royal

See all.