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

Jan 23
Jan 30
St Magnus
Feb 6
Feb 13

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

The next business meeting will be held on 13th Feb at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

JULIAN O HOWES, Frampton Mansell

In Memoriam

TED COPSON, Wellesbourne

The longest peal rung on 12 bells

On October 25th a Society band set a record for the longest peal yet rung on twelve bells, at St Anne, Alderney. 25056 Bristol Surprise Maximus was completed in 16 hours and 7 minutes.

Details of the peal are available on BellBoard.

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

Informal Dinner

9th March 2018

The 2018 Informal Dinner will take place on Friday 9th March.

Country Meeting

14th July 2018

This year's Country Meeting will be held in Cardiff, with peals arranged in the previous days.

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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5082 Spliced Maximus
(10 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 20 January 2018
at City of London (St Michael, Cornhill).

5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Rung on Saturday, 13 January 2018
at Sunbury on Thames (St Mary), Surrey.

5250 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Tuesday, 9 January 2018
at Wandsworth (Holy Trinity, West Hill), Greater London.

5024 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Tuesday, 9 January 2018
at Willesden (St Mary), Greater London.

5024 Spliced Surprise Major
Rung on Saturday, 6 January 2018
at Aberdeen (Cathedral Church of St Machar), Aberdeen.

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

30th January, Hackney
4 Spliced Surprise Major

7th February, Venue TBA
Stedman Cinques (hb)

10th February, Cornhill
Spliced Maximus

13th February, Beckenham
Bristol Surprise Royal

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