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 2017-18
Henry D Coggill

Practices & Meeting

Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 4
St Sepulchre
Sep 11
St Magnus

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

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

New Members


In Memoriam


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 Henry Coggill was elected as Master. Rob Lee becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Tessa Simpson. Leigh Simpson was elected Senior Steward, and Swaz Apter joined the top table after her election as Junior Steward. Simon Meyer was elected as Secretary, with David House standing down after six years.

Forthcoming Events

Master's Challenge

1st September 2018

The next instalment of this competition will be taking place in Guildford.

Peal Weekend

15th–16th September 2018

This year's peal weekend will include activities focused on South Devon.

Recent Society Peals

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5040 London No.3 Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 14 August 2018
at Merton (St John Div), Greater London.

5040 Spliced Treble Dodging Royal
(7 Methods)

Rung on Sunday, 12 August 2018
at Westminster (St Clement Danes), Greater London.

5136 Avon Delight Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 11 August 2018
at Leicester (Cathedral Church of St Martin), Leicestershire.

5088 Zanussi Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 4 August 2018
at Croydon (Minster Church of St John the Baptist), Greater London.

5152 Stand Surprise Major
Rung on Sunday, 29 July 2018
at Huntsham (All Saints), Devon.

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