Annual Dinner Weekend (18th March - 20th March 2022)
The annual dinner is the largest Guild event of the year, where Alumni Guild members rendezvous in Cambridge for a weekend. The weekend was full of events, starting with 2 handbell quarters and 2 handbell peals on Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, there was ringing at St Bene’t’s, StAG, OLEM, and GSM, open to ringers of all abilities. On dinner day itself, a total of 3 peals and 7 quarter peals in tower were scored, with numerous firsts for many involved. St Clement’s church was also opened to visitors, where visitors were able to learn about the progress of the newest ring of six in Cambridge. Finally, the Guild had their annual dinner at Newnham college, which featured Tom Hooley, Greg Chu, and Nikki Thomas as speakers for the evening. The dinner was also accompanied by the ‘dinner touch’, a traditional handbell performance. We are incredibly grateful to the organisers for orchestrating such a successful weekend, as well as every participant for their enthusiasm.