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 2018-19
Leigh D G Simpson

Practices & Meeting

Mar 26
St Sepulchre
Apr 2
Apr 9
St Magnus
Apr 16

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

The next business meeting will be held on 9th Apr at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

WILLIAM STAFFORD, Hurstpierpoint

In Memoriam


2018 Anniversary Dinner

The 2018 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 3rd November. A report and photographs will follow in due course.

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

Forthcoming Events

Informal Dinner

8th March 2019

This will be held on Friday 8th March. Further details can be found here.

Country Meeting

13th July 2019

The 2019 Country Meeting will take place in Bristol.

Recent Society Peals

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5019 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Thursday, 21 March 2019
at City of London (St Michael, Cornhill (Vestry)).

5040 Spliced Treble Dodging Minor

Rung on Monday, 18 March 2019
at Bristol (55 St Martin's Road).

5184 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Rung on Monday, 18 March 2019
at City of London (St Giles, Cripplegate).

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Rung on Sunday, 17 March 2019
at Edinburgh (St Cuthbert), Edinburgh.

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 16 March 2019
at Biggleswade (St Andrew), Bedfordshire.

See more.