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Friday, 24 June 2016

Friday's Graduation ringing

Today was the final day of graduation ringing. We rang five sessions including a quarter peal after the morning ceremony:

24th June 2016
1260 Doubles (Plain Bob & Grandsire)
1. Rachel C. Williamson
2. Philip Baiocchi
3. Helen Smith
4. Simon Chadwick
5. Peter Williamson (C)
6. Duncan Malloch
Rung for "Strike against Blood Cancer
and for the Graduations today at the University of St Andrews

Above: the quarter peal band

Above: St. Salvator's Tower

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Thursday's Graduation ringing

Today was bright and sunny; former Principal Louise Richardson was in town to get her honorary D.Litt, and our ringing was mostly lovely all day. We rang a quarter peal after the morning ceremony:

Thursday 23rd June, 2016
1260 Grandsire Doubles 
1. Duncan Malloch
2. Philip Baiocchi
3. Helen Smith
4. Simon Chadwick
5. Peter Kirton (c)
6. Michael Durbar
For those graduating from the University of St Andrews this week
1st Grandsire inside: 2         1st in Scotland: 3

Above: today's ringers in the tower

 Above: As compensation for yesterday's excesses, lunch today was delicious salads in the sunshine, in St. Salvator's Quad.

Above: St. Salvator's tower from the Quad

We start tomorrow at 9am for the final day of ringing.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday's graduation ringing

 University stewards getting ready early in the morning

 The tower, from North Street

Ringing is mentally and physically taxing, and ringers have to ensure they get enough nutrition in between ringing times.

Our attentive audience of new graduates.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Tuesday's graduation ringing

Today we rang five half-hour sessions for the graduation ceremonies at the University of St Andrews. The weather kept threatening rain but in the end it was dry and mild, if a bit breezy.

Above: The procession after Graduation, from the Younger Hall along North Street to St Salvator's quad. we don't usually see this as we are all up in the tower ringing at this point. 

Above: Leading the procession, the bedels carrying the University's three 15th century silver-gilt maces

Above: Some of  today's ringers

Above: St Salvator's tower, with the University banner flying from the flag pole

We start again tomorrow at 9am.

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Graduation ringing 2016

We will be ringing next week (Tuesday 21st through to Friday 24th June) for the University of St Andrews graduation ceremonies.

Ringing will start at 9:00am every day, with further ringing at the following times:

12noon-12:30pm approx (after the first ceremony finishes)
3:30pm-4:00 approx (after the second ceremony finishes)

Listen out for the bells of St Salvator's tower if you are in town for Graduations. And if you are a visiting ringer, please do come up and help!

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