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Established January 17 1881

Education

Courses

The Guild runs several annual courses, which are publicised in advance through Guild branches and towers. All members are welcome to apply, but if applications sometimes exceed available places, in which case not all can be accommodated. The regular courses are:

ScopeBaseDateGroupsTopicsDuration Format
Basic method ringing RadleySpringMultiple groups Topics depend on demand but typically: Plain Hunt, Plain Bob (Doubles or Minor), Grandsire (Doubles or Triples)1 dayTutorial & 3 practical sessions (typically different towers)
More advanced method ringingVarious September (Michaelmas) Multiple groups Topics depend on demand but typically: Stedman Triples, Surprise Minor, Surprise Major, advanced Surprise Major 1 day Tutorial & 3 practical sessions (typically different towers)
Basic method ringing Steeple Aston Late autumn Multiple groups Topics depend on demand but typically: Plain Hunt, Plain Bob (Doubles or Minor), Grandsire (Doubles or Triples)1 day Tutorial & 3 practical sessions (typically different towers)
Ten bell ringing Varies Varies Single group Methods vary from year to year, typically: Grandsire & Stedman Caters to Surprise Royal 1 day Tutorial + practical sessions (single tower)

Other courses may be run from time to time, and are publicised through Guild branches and towers. Some Guild branches also run local courses. For information about branch activities, see the relevant branch website, which can be found from the map here.



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