Northern Universities Association Change Ringers
Sister to the Southern Universities Association of Change Ringers (SUA), the Northern Universities Association Change Ringers (NUA) is an informal grouping of northern university change ringing societies in the UK who meet annually for a weekend, usually in November. The official reason for the meeting is a Striking Competition.
The various Societies usually arrive at the venue on a Friday evening, where a local tower may be open for ringing and a pub will be available for socialising. The Saturday usually consists of a ringing tour during the day, with the Striking Competition held during the afternoon (most often on six bells). The Saturday evening consists of entertainment such as a Ceilidh and beer. During the evening the Boat race game may be held. The Sunday consists of recovery & travelling home.
Those universities north of a line from Cardiff to The Wash are usually considered Northern as regards the NUA/SUA. However, since 2000, Bristol have been known to attend both the NUA & SUA.
The host Society is decided at the previous year’s meeting during a usually heated debate. The Society who gives in first or offers has the opportunity to arrange the following year’s meeting.
|Year||Host||Dates||Striking Competition Winners||Boat Race winners|
|2017||Nottingham||11-13 Nov||*** Sign up to the Facebook Event! ***|
|2016||Sheffield #NUASheffield2016 …more details!||11-13 Nov||York||Leeds|
|2015||Leeds||13-15 Nov||** details here! **|
|2012||Manchester||16-18 Nov||Leeds (with Bristol Scratch placed first)||Leeds|
|2011||Birmingham||18-20 Nov||Leeds||Nottingham (Double Handed)|
|2010||Durham & Newcastle||19-21 Nov||Bristol||Nottingham|
|2009||York||20-22 Nov||Newcastle (with Edinburgh Scratch placed first)||Nottingham|
|2007||Nottingham||16-18 Nov||York (with Liverpool Scratch placed first)||Leeds|
|2005||Manchester||18-20 Nov||Birmingham (with Liverpool Scratch placed first)||Birmingham|
|2003||Liverpool||14-16 Nov||Bristol (with Nottingham Scratch placed first)||Liverpool|
|2002||Birmingham||15-17 Nov||Bristol (with Cambridge placed first)||Liverpool|
|1996||Leeds (held at Knottingley)||15-17 Nov||Birmingham (ringing Grandsire with a Devon call-change ringer on Tenor – judges made mention of the steady Tenor!)||(Not Run)|
|1995||Sheffield||Birmingham (ringing Grandsire with a Devon call-change ringer on Tenor – judges made mention of the steady Tenor!)||Nottingham|
|1994||Manchester||Birmingham (ringing Grandsire with a Devon call-change ringer on Tenor – judges made mention of the steady Tenor!)||Nottingham|
|1990||Leeds||Birmingham B (with Birmingham A placed second)|