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Every term a different member of the exec plans a tour to a different area. The Freshers’ Tour tends to be in the county, but the Treasurer’s Tour can go as far away as York or Whitby. The Easter term holds the annual summer tour – a several day-long trip to a far-off county, where we ring at around 20 towers, get matching t-shirts, and of course – play lots of Wok, the traditional DUSCR game.

We also have an annual dinner where all current DUSCR members and the DUSCR Life members (previous student members of the society who have since graduated) are invited back to Durham for a formal dinner and handbell performance, followed by a ceilidh. There is usually a tour on the day of the dinner and a number of peals and quarter peals are rung over the weekend.


Freshers’ Fair 2022

To be held on Wednesday 28th September, probably in the Durham SU. Come along and have a chat if you so desire and learn a little about what we do.


We’ll have a min-ring set up outside the Student’s union on Saturday 1st October (the end of Freshers’ week). Come and infuriate everyone within earshot with the sound of haphazard tiny bells.

Freshers’ Practice

On the 7th October at St Oswald’s Church, 7.30pm. Turn up and have a go ringing some bells. Naturally followed by a trip to the Vic for beer in pleasant surroundings.

Secretary’s/Freshers’ Tour 22nd October 2022

Our first secretary’s tour in some time, organised by Cian Tempest to the south of the county.

DUSCR Dinner 2022

To be held on the 3rd December at Durham Masonic Hall, with a local tour earlier in the day. Contact Vera ([email protected]) for more information.


Summer Tour June 2022

The 2022 Summer tour was to West Yorkshire (and a bit of Lancashire) and was organised by Miles Baker. We stayed in a superb scout hut in the middle of nowhere. Much ringing, alcohol, fire and bacon was consumed.

NUA 2021

November 2021

Durham hosted the Northern Universities Association of Change Ringers (NUA) annual meet up after this was not possible in 2020. Much ringing, alcohol and bacon was consumed.

Fresher’s Fair 2020

Wednesday 30th September 2020

We are now live at the 2020 Fresher’s Fair.

Please see our Facebook group for details

Treasurer’s Tour 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

The 2020 Treasurer’s tour was to Darlington and the surrounding area.

DUSCR Dinner 2019

Saturday 30th November 2019

This dinner celebrated the society’s 60th anniversary and was a huge success. A quiz night was organised on the preceding Friday where Life members reminisced about the past with a number of people sharing a ‘five minute memory’ about their time in DUSCR. The day of the dinner saw a tour to Consett and the surrounding area, while the dinner itself featured (possibly the first) handbell dinner touch rung by an all undergraduate band as well as some brilliant speeches.

Many thanks to Rachael Sanderson and Joseph Walker for doing such a fantastic job organising this.

Summer Tour 2019

June 2019

The 2019 summer tour took us to North-West London and was organised by Izzy Seale. It was great fun and the word of the tour (according to Rachel) was “nap”.

DUSCR Dinner 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018

The Annual DUSCR Dinner 2018 was a brilliant occasion – as ever – and was organised by Natasha Kozlowski. Her tour took us to Hartlepool where we rang at 3 churches after a quick brunch at a local Weatherspoons!

Summer Tour 2018

June 2018

The 2018 summer tour took us to Leeds and was organised by Rachael Sanderson and Oliver Rice. It was a fantastic tour – as all DUSCR tours are.

DUSCR Dinner 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017

The annual DUSCR dinner was brilliant this year (as always). A big thank you to Elizabeth Hopper for the organisation of the dinner and also to the master Rachael Sanderson, and the guest speakers. It was a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you all again next year! This year the dinner day tour was to Darlington, it was a good day and it was nice to have ringers from current DUSCR and DUSCR life.

Summer Tour 2017

June 2017

The 2017 summer tour took us to Nottingham and was organised by Rachael Sanderson. We rang at 17 towers over the weekend, then rang at Ossies when we got back because we apparently hadn’t done enough ringing.

Summer Tour 2016

June 2016

The 2016 summer tour took us to Birmingham and was organised by Elizabeth Hopper. We rang at lots of exciting towers, including England’s 16 bell tower at the Bullring. We enjoyed a barbecue and lots of pancakes at a questionable hostel. Commonly regarded as the ‘best tour ever!’.

Summer Tour 2015

June 2015

The 2015 summer tour took us to Manchester and Cheshire and was organised by Victoria Gale. This tour was when infamous quotes such as “this spoon isn’t working” and “if I plug in the kettle is it automatically on?” were born. We were treated to some excellent ringing, a proper fry up, and lots of games of Wok (TM).