Durham University Society of Change Ringers

Durham University Society of Change Ringers

DUSCR (Durham University Society of Change Ringers) is a friendly group from all backgrounds, from complete learners to seasoned ringers. We practice weekly 19:30-21:00 on Wednesdays, of course followed by a trip to the pub! We go on tour at least once a term – for day trips in the first two terms and a longer tour in the summer.

The Durham University Society of Change Ringers annual dinner is one of our social highlights, with fantastic food and a ceilidh! We ring regular quarter peals and peals can be organised on request. In short, there’s something for everyone!

Please have a look at the Durham University Society of Change Ringers website for more information, & (to ensure there’ll space in the cars going) if you’d like to come along to one (or more!) of our practices!

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  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/403721326459984
  • Website: community.dur.ac.uk/change-ringers.society/news.php
  • Tower: St. Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth (8 bells, 14-1-13) about 5 miles outside Durham – transport for practices is always arranged by DUSCR.
Durham University Society of Change Ringers
Durham University Society of Change Ringers

Of course we don’t only exist to ring bells for services and practice nights. There has to be more to a society than that, which is why we have a very active social life outside of ringing.

Durham University Society of Change Ringers are a mixed bunch of people form all walks of life, and we are not all experienced ringers. We welcome ringers of all standards, including total beginners, who are given individual tuition so that they can be integrated into the main band as soon as they can ring their bell in time with others.

Every term we have a day trip to a different part of the local area. The Freshers’ Tour tends to be in the county, but the Treasurer’s Tour can go as far away as York or Whitby. The Easter term holds the annual Summer Tour – a several day-long trip to a far-off county, where we ring at around 20 towers.

The Durham University Society of Change Ringers was founded in 1959 and originally existed alongside the Durham College Society until the two merged in the 1960s.

Durham University Society of Change Ringers
Durham University Society of Change Ringers