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 2019-20
Susan L Apter

Practices & Meeting

Dec 17
Dec 24
No Practice
Dec 31
No Practice

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

The next business meeting will be held on 1st Jan at Williamson's Tavern, Groveland Court.

New Members

SIMON DIXON, Wellingborough

In Memoriam

LEWIS F COBB, Bishops Cannings

Election of Officers

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

Peal Weekend

The Society Peal Weekend took place over 20th-23rd September. Details of peals rung are available here.

Early Society Annual Dinners

An article looking at the early records of the Society's Annual Feasts, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley, is available here.

2019 Country Meeting

The 2019 Country meeting was held in Bristol. A report and photographs is available here.

2018 Anniversary Dinner

The 2018 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 3rd November. A report and photographs is available here.

Forthcoming Events

Anniversary Dinner

2nd November 2019

The 2019 Anniversary Dinner will take place on Saturday 2nd November. Further information is available here.


22nd-31st August 2020

The UK20 tour will run from 22nd- 31st August next year. For more details click here.

Recent Society Peals

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5040 Spliced Treble Dodging Royal

Rung on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
at Merton (St John Div), Greater London.

5152 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Sunday, 8 December 2019
at City of London (St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill).

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 7 December 2019
at Sidmouth (St Nicholas), Devon.

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 30 November 2019
at Backwell (St Andrew), Somerset.

10080 Spliced Treble Dodging Minor

Rung on Saturday, 30 November 2019
at Bermondsey (St James), Greater London.

See more.