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

Jan 21
St Sepulchre
Jan 28
Feb 4
Feb 11
St Magnus

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

The next business meeting will be held on 11th Feb at Williamson's Tavern, Groveland Court.

New Members

SIMON DIXON, Wellingborough

In Memoriam


2019 Anniversary Dinner

The 2019 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 2nd November. A report and photographs is available here.

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.

Forthcoming Events

Informal Dinner

13th March 2020

The 2020 Informal Dinner will take place on Friday 13th March. Further information will be available in due course.

Country Meeting

18th July 2020

The 2020 Country Meeting will take place in Oxford over the weekend of 17th-19th July. Further information will be available in due course.


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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5056 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Saturday, 18 January 2020
at Leckhampton (St Peter), Gloucestershire.

5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 18 January 2020
at Worcester (Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary), Worcestershire.

5001 Stedman Caters
Rung on Friday, 17 January 2020
at Oxford (St Mary Magdalen), Oxfordshire.

5042 Spliced Surprise Royal

Rung on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
at Merton (St John Div), Greater London.

5040 Stedman Triples
Rung on Sunday, 12 January 2020
at Skipton in Craven (Holy Trinity), North Yorkshire.

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

14th December, St Mary-le-Bow
Spliced cinques and maximus

14th December, St Michael, Cornhill
12 Spliced Maximus

21st December, Ston Easton
25,200 T.D. Minor, 210 methods

21st December, St Michael, Cornhill
Spliced cinques and maximus

28th December, Barnes
Bristol Surprise Major

See all.