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 2013-14
Simon S Meyer

Practices & Meeting

Jul 29
Aug 5
Aug 12
St Magnus
Aug 19
St Sepulchre - drinking afterwards at the Butchers Hook & Cleaver, West Smithfield

Practices are held at 6:30pm.

Focus method: ORABS, Ariel, Zanussi, and Phobos.

The next business meeting will be held on 12th Aug at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

PENNY J SALISBURY, Stoke St Milborough, Ludlow

In Memoriam

THOMAS C ARKELL, Victoria, British Columbia
F GORDON FAULKS, Heanor, Derbyshire

376th Anniversary Dinner

376th Anniversary Dinner

A successful Anniversary Dinner was held at the Tower Hotel on 2nd November, attended by 300 members and guests.

A report by Richard Carter, together with some photographs, is available here.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Simon Meyer was elected Master. Graham Bradshaw becomes Immediate Past Master, a post vacated by David Maynard. Katie Town was elected Senior Steward, and Tessa Beadman joined the top table after her election as Junior Steward.

Chester Country Meeting

Chester Country Meeting

The Society held a country meeting in Chester over the first weekend in July. A report is available here, with details of peals rung on BellBoard.

Birmingham Peal Weekend

Birmingham peal weekend

A number of Society members took part in peals in and around Birmingham over the late May bank holiday weekend, organised by the Master and Michael Wilby.

A report can be found here, with details of the peals on BellBoard.

New York Country Meeting

New York Country Meeting

The Society held a country meeting in New York over the first weekend in May.

A report can be found here, with details of peals and quarter peals rung on BellBoard.

Informal Dinner

Informal Dinner

The Society's informal dinner took place at Davy's, Holborn, on Friday 8th March.

Photos can be found here.

Society polo shirts

Society Polo Shirts

The Society is embarking on a new venture which makes Society polo shirts available for members to order, at a price of £18 each. For each shirt sold a donation of £2.50 will be made to the Society's Bell Restoration Fund.

Further details and an order form can be found on the merchandise page.

Forthcoming Events

World War I centenary

26th–27th July 2014

It is proposed to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war with visits to the graves of members in France and Belgium. Appropriate handbell ringing will take place, and peal attempts in Kent are planned for the Friday. Please contact the Master to register interest.

Country Meeting

16th August 2014

This year's Country Meeting will be held in Portsmouth, and will include a dinner aboard HMS Warrior. Details are available here.


17th–30th August 2014

Simon Linford will again be organising a trip for overseas members. Information, including how to sign up for the UK14 email list, is here.

377th Anniversary Dinner

1st November 2014

This will be held at the Guoman Tower Hotel. Details are available here.