Welcome to the CUGCR Website

The Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers was formed in 1879 to practise the art of change ringing. Today we are an active student society who organise many ringing and social events throughout the year.

We ring at several churches within Cambridge, and welcome ringers of all abilities. To find out more about the Guild, explore this website, e-mail, or feel free to join us at one of our practices.

CUGCR calendar

Posted 9th February 2014

There is now an online calendar of Guild events. It’s hosted by Google and can be found at

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Guild Dinner

Posted 15th January 2014

As term gets under way again, hopefully people will have seen the Master’s Christmas Letter. Further to that, the Guild Dinner invite has been published. Replies are requested as soon as possible, and by Friday February 14th at the latest. The dinner will be held at Downing College on the 15th March.

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London Outing 2013

Posted 29th November 2013

The London Outing will happen on Saturday 30th November. The schedule is:

10.45 – 11.30 Poplar (10) 23cwt
11.50 – 12.40 Limehouse (10) 12cwt

Lunch (The Ledger Building, West India Quay)

2.30 – 3.15 Stepney St Dunstan (10) 28cwt

3.45 – 4.30 St Magnus the Martyr (12) 26cwt
4.45 – 5.30 Aldgate (8) 25cwt

For people coming from Cambridge, we are planning to leave on the 9.15am train – meet at 8.50 latest.

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Guild Week 2014

Posted 15th November 2013

Rod Lebon is kindly organising Guild Week 2014 and many of you will know that it is to be held around Durham from Saturday 16th August to Friday 22nd August. Rather unfortunately the first plan for accommodation has fallen through, but luckily a back-up booking with Durham University (Grey College) remained, so that is now the primary plan. There is still the offer of camping with one of the Durham Cathedral ringers for those who would like it.

Durham University wish to have a contract for a certain number of rooms for a certain number of nights, which is not particularly compatible with the normal pattern for Guild Week. It may be that, as the University receives further bookings, a certain amount more flexibility will be allowed (as staffing costs can be shared to greater extent), however, that cannot be assumed. Rod therefore needs to get some idea of how many members will be attending a great deal earlier than is normally the case.

In no sense is this a binding commitment – Rod would like to get the best possible estimate of likely attendance as soon as possible. We would be grateful if members who think it likely that they will be coming on Guild Week 2014 to contact Rod either at or any other convenient means.

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Cycle outing – Saturday 12th October

Posted 9th October 2013

The Guild Freshers’ Cycle Outing will be on Saturday the 12th of October (this Saturday). The planned itinerary is given below.


Those who can’t make it to the start, whether because of Saturday lectures or for any other reason (fondness for sleep?), are welcome to join us part way through.


10:30                   Meet at GSM

11:00-11:45         Ring at Barton

12:15-13:00         Ring at Haslingfield

LUNCH at The Queen’s Head, Harston

14:45-15:30         Ring at Harston

16:00-17:00         Ring at Trumpington

Posted by James Dann

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