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Guild Week (20th August – 22nd August 2021)

We started off the weekend on Friday at Bourn, Toft and Little Eversden, then moved onto Harston, Meldreth, Pampisford, Ickleton, Thriplow and Great St Mary on the Saturday, finishing off the weekend with towers in Horningsea, Cherry Hinton, and a successful quarter of Plain Bob Triples at Fen Ditton. Congratulations to our Master for his first quarter on 8! The weekend was nothing short of incredible and was the ringing outing we have been looking forward to for over a year. Many thanks to the President for organising such an incredible event!

Guild Week (20th August – 22nd August 2021)

Guild Holiday (10th August – 15th August 2021)

An incredibly enjoyable event held in Altrincham, Manchester. Hosted by our Handbells officer, Andrew Roberts and his family. Over the course of the 5 days, we started off the week with a visit to Chester and walked around different historical sites and the wall, and finished the day off with a ring at Chester Cathedral, where Guild Member Jonathan Shanklin used to ring at! We then had rings in St Matthews at Stretford and Sacred Trinity in Manchester. We also played in an escape room, where one team had to steal gems, whilst the other had to break out of an orphanage. We then had a day out at Knutsford and had a lovely walk, before ending the trip with rings at Dunham Massey and Bowdon! Congratulations to Andrew and Thomas on their first minors (quarter) in tower!

Guild Holiday (10th August – 15th August 2021)

Alternative Dinner (22nd June 2021)

This alternative dinner marked the first glimmer of going back to normality. The Guild was able to gather together to have an enjoyable evening together. We first started off having pre-drinks and nibbles at Peterhouse’s deer park, followed by a fantastic three-course dinner at the Hilton Hotel. We were all very chuffed with the meal, especially the dessert, which was a recreation of an apple but with moose and jelly! We finished the evening off with post-drinks under the big tree behind Queen’s, enjoying port, cheese and carrots! Congratulations to our newly elected alternative committee: Dima, Jadd, Thomas, Andrew, Kate, Chris and Stella!

Alternative Dinner (22nd June 2021)

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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