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Change Ringing Videos

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If you are interested in learning to ring the bells at the Mendenhall Bell Tower, please contact Hannah Durrant to arrange a visit. Visitors from other towers are welcome. Please contact us in advance to ensure that practices are being held.

Practice Times

Fall 2023

Mondays and Thursdays: 5:30–7:30 p.m. (tower bells)

On the second Saturday of each month, there are quarter peal attempts from 3:00–6:00 p.m.

All practices are held at the Mendenhall Bell Tower and are open to new ringers and visitors. Come for an hour, or for the whole practice. Enter Mendenhall Performing Arts Center at the Berenson Studio across from Sage Hall. Accessing the ringing chamber requires climbing a short ladder.

If you wish to see the bells themselves, you can arrange to come a few minutes early or stay a few minutes late. This requires climbing a ladder up two floors higher from the ringing chamber.

Change Ringing Videos

Change ringing, in which a band of ringers plays long sequences of permutations on a set of peal bells, is a little-known but surprisingly rich and beautiful acoustical application of mathematics.

A documentary made in 2006 by George Perrin about the English art of campanology. Courtesy of the North American Guild of Change Ringers (NAGCR).