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Alternative dinner (15th June 2020)

A very different alternative dinner to past years, held over Zoom! We enjoyed several quiz rounds organised by the outgoing officers, it was especially funny re-hearing content from the quote book, and trivia on Guild socials from the past year. It was great to get so many of the students together, from across the country and even on the other side of the world (sorry for mucking up your sleep schedule Greg!), for an evening of catching up and quizzing competition. Thanks to the alternative officers for all their work over the past year and for organising the evening, the new officers have a lot to live up to!


Christ's Formal (4th March 2020)

17 of us met for what turned out to be very popular formal. It was great to have a range of people, from freshers to recent graduates for an enjoyable evening, ending up in the college bar for several more hours of chat and relaxation towards the end of another busy term.

Christ's Formal (4th March 2020)

Joint Outing (15th February 2020)

This year's joint outing was organised by Jonny Nash, and saw us visiting the Bedford area again. There was a good selection of towers featuring both the lightest and heaviest eight in the district, as well as a ten. The towers were Great Brickhill, Woburn, Husborne Crawley and Barton-le-clay. Thank you especially to Stephen, Lizzie and James for driving!

Joint Outing (15th February 2020)

Guild New Year 2020

The annual new year festivities took place in Bedford this year and, as ever, fun was had by all. The busy time of year meant there were quite a lot of comings and goings over the four days, but in all 16 people were there for some or all of it. As well as ringing in the new year, there was a tower outing, a quarter of Cambridge and Yorkshire Major spliced and a date touch of Cambridge Minor. We also enjoyed bowling, a walk, a film night, board games, baking and even a trampoline park!

Guild New Year 2020

Christmas Dinner (7th December 2019)

Cooking a full Christmas dinner for 16 people was never going to be easy but everything went very smoothly, thanks to Melissa’s excellent organisation. After 5kg of potatoes, 48 pigs in blankets, a flaming Christmas pudding (luckily nothing else was flaming) and Secret Santa presents, we resorted to the old Guild favourite game: Telestrations. An excellent catchup before the end of term. Thanks to Chris and Shirley for hosting.


SUA (8th - 10th November 2019)

The SUA is an annual event which sees the meeting of southern university change ringing societies in the UK. The event this year was held in Oxford. There was a wide range of social activities including everyone’s favourite Ceilidh, breakfast at Spoons and numerous pub trips. We also got to ring in 5 different towers over the weekend, including two striking contests. Our band achieved some impressive results, coming 2nd in the six-bell striking contest and 3rd in the eight-bell striking contest. We rounded off the weekend with service ringing for Remembrance Sunday at St Mary Magdalene. Thank you to the OUS for hosting such a fantastic weekend.

SUA (8th - 10th November 2019)

Downing Format (20th October 2019)

15 of us went to the first formal of the year in Downing organised by our social officer Dima! It was a very nice event, especially for existing ringers to get to know the new members of the guild. We ended up socialising in the MCR for a couple more hours, playing pool and even three player chess!


Cycle Outing (19th October 2019)

This year’s cycle outing was organised by John Hutchinson, our Assistant Master. We first visited Longstanton, which was one of the most unique towers we have rung in, with the ropes of the 1 and 2 behind a barrier! This was followed by a visit to Swavesey, where we were treated to some delicious cake and tea. Lunch at the White Horse was fantastic, and we were surprised that we still had the appetite for it. We rounded off the day with a visit to Oakington. The event was a success, with the cyclists able to enjoy some good weather and the two rogue people travelling by bus able to enjoy some air conditioning.

Cycle Outing (19th October 2019)

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