University of London Society of Change Ringers

Event Archives

2016-17: Jemma Mills (missing reports – red)

  • BBC Music Day 2016 – Jenny Willis (03/06/2016)
  • Summer Tour 2016 – Ryan Noble & Andrew Hills (26/08/2016 – 02/09/2016)
  • ULSCR Dinner 2016 – James Watkins (26/11/2016)
  • Christmas Practice 2016 – Ben Meyer (08/12/2016)
  • Roger Bailey Day – Charlotte Beaver (21/01/2017)
12/02/2017: Pancake Tuesday 2017
Shrove Tuesday this year saw the UL pancake party hosted by Bex at her amazing flat at St Thomas' Hospital.…
12/02/2017: Peal Weekend 2017
This year, ULSCR peal weekend took place on the weekend of the 10th-12th February. Three peals were organised, one for…
01/01/2017: New Year’s Eve 2016-17
A small group of UL members and friends waved a fond farewell to 2016, and welcomed in the new year…
03/11/2016: Freshers’ Pub crawl 2016
Dressed as Frenchie from Grease (because what else can you come up with for a costume on two days’ notice…
02/11/2016: 2016 London 12 Bell Competition
On the morning of the 22nd October, 2016, several ringers, including several UL ringers gathered at the church...
02/11/2016: Treasure Hunt 2016
Another year, another treasure hunt – this time with an unprecedentedly cultural theme (unfamiliar territory for the UL...) That’s right…

2015-16: Richard Pullin

07/05/2016: Tewkesbury Shield 2016
The first test of our newly elected Master came before she was even fully elected - organising the Tewkesbury
10/04/2016: Easter tour 2016
The excitement for 2016’s easter tour had been building since the ‘preliminary info’ email Chloe sent us in mid-February. Finally,…
19/03/2016: National 12-bell Eliminators 2016
I didn’t oversleep. My alarm clock worked perfectly. There was no way in which the blame could be transferred from…
14/02/2016: Peal Weekend 2016
Friday evening started in fine style with a peal of Bristol Major at St. James Garlickhythe. This was for David…
09/02/2016: Pancake Tuesday 2016
David Phillips kindly hosted the pancake party this year (9th Feb '16) at his flat in Warwick Gardens, near Earl’s…
17/01/2016: Roger Bailey Memorial Weekend 2016
In terms of quarter peal attempts scored, this was a very successful weekend – although we mustn’t, of course, forget…
01/01/2016: ULSCR New Year!
Thursday, 31st December 2015 - Friday, 1st January 2016 New Year's Eve saw a large number of UL members arrive…
10/12/2015: Christmas Party 2015
Joy to the world! The UL came together for their Christmas practice in our nicely decorated tower at Hart Street.…
01/12/2015: Christmas Handbells ’15
Well it seems to be that time of year again – time to brush off the music stands, crack out…
29/11/2015: ULSCR 70th Dinner Weekend
As it was the UL’s 70th birthday, dinner weekend 2015 promised to be special, and it certainly was! It started,…
30/10/2015: Freshers Pub Crawl 2015
Unfortunately due to multiple commitments being booked on the same day I arrived late to the pub crawl and of…
Publicity 02/10/2015: Freshers’ Fair 2015
On the morning of the second of October, Chris Brown, Richie Rich and myself found ourselves outside Euston Square underground…
04/09/2015: Summer Tour (Lincolnshire) 2015
Friday 28th August Today was the day that the UL descended on Lincoln for our annual summer tour. Our first…
07/06/2015: Picnic 2015 – Stratford
Summer Sports Highlights Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford, London On Sunday 7th June 2015 an epic sporting event took place in…
06/06/2015: Treasure Hunt 2015
The event that has been described by some UL members as ‘the highlight of the UL calendar’ this year fell…

2014-15: Rosemary Hill

17/04/2015: UL Easter Tour 2015
'Fastest Report Writing Ever' Award (the Monday)! (...alternative version available further down the page - also
28/03/2015: National 12 Bell 2015
Thanks to an exceptionally strong UL band – not to mention an enthusiastic team of organisers - the UL were able this year…
17/02/2015: Pancake Party 2015
Inventory of Jenny’s Living Room -A record of the ULSCR pancake party 17/02/15 Green carpet & carpeted skirting boards¹.  Large windows with cream…
15/02/2015: Peal Weekend 2015
The ULSCR's 2015 Peal Weekend was held on a crisp, winter's weekend in February, and as it happened to coincide with Valentine's weekend,…
16/01/2015: Roger Bailey QP Weekend 2015
On the Society’s second Roger Bailey ringing weekend, five quarter peals were successfully scored and dedicated to his memory. The weekend started on…
10/01/2015: Winter Tour 2015 – Cambridge
I honestly can’t think of a better way to start any day than sitting next to a semi-inebriated Luke Camden, zealously gulping down…
09/01/2015: Theatre Trip – Cats
As in previous years, London theatre offered cheap tickets in January/February and as always we took full advantage! The choice this year was…
21/12/2014: Christmas Handbells ’14
This was a bumper year for us which included many different locations, silly hats, fairy lights, lots of micro-pore tape, Santa Claus(!)... oh,…
08/11/2014: SUA 2014
Since the fi rst in 1979, the SUA has established itself in the diaries of all university change ringing societies in the south of…
31/10/2014: Freshers’ Pub Crawl 2014
The fact that I can remember our Freshers’ Pub Crawl, held on Friday 31st October 2014, obviously shows you that I didn’t quite…
18/10/2014: Freshers’ Tour 2014
I apologise in advance if this report appears rather confused and inaccurate. Although I was indeed present on that historic date of Saturday…
22/08/2014: Summer Tour 2014
On Friday 22nd August, the UL set off to embark on their grand tour of Wales.  Some people were travelling by minibus all…
26/07/2014: Littlewood Wedding
On Saturday, 26th July 2014 the Staffordshire village of Kinver had only one focus, the wedding of Rupert Littlewood
19/07/2014: Brown Wedding
Marriage of Jacqueline & Christopher Brown Saturday, 19th July 2014 was the occasion of the wedding of Jacqueline and Christopher Brown at St…
08/06/2014: Picnic 2014 – Brockwell park
Brockwell hall, a delightful grade II listed building, stands proudly in the heart of Brockwell park. It was at the steps to this…
07/06/2014: UL Treasure Hunt 2014
[easygallery id=7] There once was a ringing society Who had trouble maintaining sobriety With lots of tours through the year There is cause…

2013-14: Ryan Noble

03/05/2014: Tewkesbury Shield 2014
Saturday 3 May dawned bright and early though clearly too early for some. Al our travel plans worked smoothly and all 10 of…
25/04/2014: UL Easter Tour – Dorset
Wareham, Dorset: Land of Big Hills & a lot of Cider [easygallery id=5] So, apologies up front if my report is not what…
22/03/2014: National 12 Bell Eliminators 2014
The day started with the majority of the band assembling for a pre competition breakfast in Smithfields market. It was a good hearty…
04/03/2014: Pancake Party 2014
This year’s pancake party, as usual, was a very jolly occasion. Combining perhaps the two best aspects of being a bell ringer, eating…
09/02/2014: Peal Weekend 7-9 Feb 2014
At the UL, we are very fortunate to have enough current students, active past students and 'wannabe members' to continue hold an Annual…
12/01/2014: Winter Tour 2014
In the days leading up to the Winter Tour we had much discussion and dithering about potential floods in Oxford and what public…
12/12/2013: Christmas Practice ’13
I’ve compiled a list of facts, mostly gleaned from other people seeing as I can’t seem to remember much (amnesia, but definitely not…
06/12/2013: Christmas Handbells 2013
Having taken a break last year, it was decided that the UL should once again entertain the shoppers of London with carols, raising…
23/11/2013: ULSCR 68th Annual Dinner
The 68th Annual UL Dinner weekend started off on the Friday night with some open ringing on the 12 at St Seps, with…
26/10/2013: London 12 Bell Competition 2013
The London 12 Bell Competition for the Whitechapel Trophy this year was hosted by the University of London Society. The UL is not…
19/10/2013: Freshers’ Tour 2013
This year's freshers' tour (or no freshers' tour!) was around east London, going to nearly the end of the district line. For some…
18/10/2013: Freshers’ Pub Crawl 2013
This event was to mark the start of the weekend dedicated to our new intake of freshers. Unfortunately it also set the tone…
10/10/2013: Fresher’s Reception 2013
The Fresher’s Reception trumped the Fresher’s tour in that all three new members did manage to make it to the event. Preceded by…
09/06/2013: Picnic 2013 – Regent’s Park
The UL Picnic 2013 took place on the 8th June 2013 in sunny Regents Park. Meeting after the Danes Quarter, a good gang…
08/06/2013: Treasure Hunt 2013
In 2013 the London Underground celebrated its 150th birthday, so the treasure hunt was organised around “any stations in zone 1...

2012-13: Andrew Hills

Thanks to: Ryan Noble, Mariko Whyte, Hellen Richardson & Lucy Bricheno


04/05/2013: Tewkesbury Shield 2013
Catching the 06:21 train from Paddington is hardly the ideal start to a day, but after everyone had…
05/04/2013: Easter Tour 2013
Friday 5 May The weekend started for most with a trip down the M3 (or railway) to Romsey…
12/02/2013: Pancake Party 2013
This year’s event was kindly hosted by Luke and Harry at their Wapping Pad. The President arrived equipped…
08/02/2013: Peal Weekend 2013
Dedicated to the memory of Roger Bailey. This year's UL peal weekend was held, as is customary, across…
12/01/2013: UL Winter Tour 2013
The day started quite early, getting the 9.04 train from St Pancras station. We were worried that we…
24/11/2012: Annual ULSCR Dinner 2012
Scary towers, entertaining speeches and a double-dose of S Club 7. This was the UL Dinner 2012. The…
02/11/2012: Freshers’ Pub Crawl 2012
The evening started with a meal at the Hare and Tortoise. This was poorly attended by UL members,…
27/10/2012: London 12 bell 2012
This year the London 12 bell striking competition was hosted on the, well, awkward bells of St John’s,…
20/10/2012: Freshers Tour 2012
It was the 20th of October, 2012, when the UL set off for Staines. And while this year’s…
10/06/2012: Picnic – Hyde Park 2012
At Hampstead Heath Hyde Park In the week running up to the picnic, various emails were flying around…
09/06/2012: Treasure hunt 2012
This year the treasure hunt was enthusiastically organised by Jenny and Sophie. Nearly 2 months before the start…


2011-12: Mariko Whyte

Thanks to: Canna Whyte, Mariko Whyte, Chris Griggs, Becca Cullen, Care Dyer, Helen Saddleton, Ryan Noble, Helen Herriott, Jenny Willis, Harry Baulcombe, Simon Linford, Jenny Holden, Thomas Wood, Clara Westlake and Tom Sibley.


05/05/2012: Tewkesbury Shield 2012
The Tewkesbury Shield competition was initiated in the early summer of 1973, a date which the majority of the band…
30/03/2012: Easter Tour 2012
[AFG_gallery id='30'] 2012’s Easter Tour saw the UL descend on the Isle of Wight for a weekend of drinking, socialising,…
10/02/2012: Peal Weekend 2012
This year's Peal Weekend was held on 10th-13th February. For the third year running there has been an increase in…
20/01/2012: Freshers’ Pub Crawl 2012
It was the 20th January 2012 when the UL embarked on what would be a most enjoyable, if somewhat optimistic,…
14/01/2012: Winter Tour 2012
[AFG_gallery id='28'] On Saturday 14th January the UL set off for Canterbury on the Winter Tour. Those hardy souls who…
03/12/2011: Ice-Skating 2011
On the 3rd December 2011, a select number of the UL (Jenny, Mariko, Ryan, myself and my boyfriend Mark) ventured…
25/11/2011: Dinner Weekend 2011
[AFG_gallery id='27'] The Dinner weekend this year started at Spitalfields with an unusually low turnout for some open ringing. However…
11/11/2011: SUA Weekend 2011
Photo thanks to: Ben Meyer, Becca Cullen, Jacqueline Bale [AFG_gallery id='24'] The UL attended an eventful and thoroughly enjoyable SUA…
22/10/2011: London 12 Bell Competition 2011
Photo thanks to: Clare Dyer [AFG_gallery id='23'] The London 12-bell competition this year was hosted by the Cumberlands and held…
03/09/2011: Summer Tour – Nottingham 2011
Photo thanks to: Helen Saddleton, Jacqueline Bale, Lucy Bricheno and Tom Sibley [AFG_gallery id='19'] Day 1 - Saturday 3rd September…
29/07/2011: Early Summer Cycling Tour 2011
Photo thanks to: Mariko Whyte [AFG_gallery id='21'] The Summer cycling tour this year was, despite the initial disadvantage of not…
12/06/2011: Picnic 2011
This year the picnic was 'organised' by Lizzy (who didn't actually turn up having gone to Bristol the night before…
11/06/2011: ULopoly (Treasure Hunt!) 2011
Photo thanks to: Helen Herriott and Thomas Wood [AFG_gallery id='22'] Saturday 11th June saw the day of the famous UL…
10/06/2011: 65th Anniversary Quiz 2011
After many changes of date and rearrangements of venue, the 65th Birthday Quiz was finally held in the Crosse Keys…


2010-11: Lizzy Stokoe

Thanks to: Hellen Richardson, Guy Atchison, Thomas Wood, Thomas Sibley and Mariko Whyte, Nick Jones, Chris Griggs, Andrew Brown, Annelise Felton, Clare Dyer, Lizzy Stokoe, Dave Hills, Heather Forster, Philip Naylor and Helen Herriott.


07/05/2011: Tewkesbury Shield 2011
This year’s Tewkesbury Shield saw the test piece being a touch of 360 Grandsire Caters. Their comments on each team were as follows:…
08/03/2011: Pancake Party 2011
The UL Pancake Party saw a small, but select group of UL stalwarts ensuring that all supplies of fatty foods and other items…
13/02/2011: Peal Weekend: 11th-13th Feb 2011
Peal weekend 2012 saw the Master organise a good number of peals. The peal at Stepney on Friday night was incidentally the first…
15/01/2011: Winter Tour 2011
The winter tour this year was on 15th January to the Northwest, specifically Apsley and Hemel Hempstead. Managing to meet at Euston at…
18/11/2010: Annual Dinner: 26th-28th Nov 2010
The UL Dinner 2010 was a great event and ably organised by Clara. The weekend started well with ringing at Bow and the…
23/10/2010: Freshers’ Tour 2010
The day began at quarter to ten at St. Anne's church in the leafy suburb of Highgate. A rather light ring of eight…
22/06/2010: Oliver! Theatre Trip
With the UL considering themselves a most highly cultured society these days, it seemed high time that London's Theatreland was graced with our…
13/06/2010: Annual Picnic
We all gathered at the northern end of Regents Park near Camden Town at 11.30 with a nice sunny day for the annual…
12/06/2010: Treasure Hunt 2010
The treasure hunt this year was organised by Heather and Jacqui. It was based on the Square Mile, which basically means that most…


2009-10: Heather Forster

Thanks to: Quentin Jackson, Clare Dyer, Jacqueline Bale, Chris Brown, Guy Atchison, Tom Sibley, David Maynard, Hellen Richardson, Nick Jones, Andrew Graham, Clara Westlake, Helen Herriot, Jenny Holden, Tessa Beadman, Lucy Bricheno, Philip Naylor, Annelise Felton, Thomas Wood, Peter Valux and Robin Hickmott