Durham University Society of Change Ringers

The Durham University Society of Change Ringers was founded in 1959 and originally existed alongside the Durham College Society until the two merged in the 1960s.

The Society practices on Wednesday nights at St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, and rings for Sunday service there each week. We also regularly go for quarter peals and ring at other towers in the area. We happily welcome ringers of all standards, including complete beginners. The Society goes on termly tours, holds regular socials, and can often be found in the pub after practice. We also host the annual DUSCR dinner where past and present members of the society get together for a tour and black tie dinner.

Background photograph is of St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth © Mike Higton, 2016.

Upcoming Society Events

Society Officers


Master photo

Alex Riley

Hi, I am Alex. I like handbells.

Contact me at master@duscr.org.uk


Vice-Master photo

Ealish Green

I started ringing this September after promising the ringers back home I would learn at university and I am absolutely loving it!

Contact me at vice@duscr.org.uk


Treasurer photo

Sam White

After being lured in by biscuits at the Fresher's Fair I was taught to ring by DUSCR. One year on I find myself ringing almost every day of the week!

Contact me at treasurer@duscr.org.uk

Social Secretary

Social Secretary photo

Lydia Prosser

I started ringing a couple of years ago as part of a national initiative to recruit 1,400 new ringers in memory of those who died during WW1. My ringing stagnated for a while after that, but joining DUSCR has finally given me the impetus to move past Plain Hunt!

Contact me at social.secretary@duscr.org.uk


Secretary photo

Stanley Harrison


Contact me at secretary@duscr.org.uk

Non-Executive Officers

Position Officer
Chairperson Joseph Walker
Life Members' Secretary Elizabeth Hopper and Rachael Sanderson
Central Council Representative Phil Hughes
Webmaster Sam White
Steeplekeeper Oliver Rice
Assistant Steeplekeeper Sam White and Stanley Harrison
D&N Representative Izzy Seale
Handbell Master Alex Riley