We are church bell-ringers, made up of students from both The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, welcoming locals at university age too! NUSCR has members ranging from the absolute beginner to those who have been ringing for years, and all levels of ability (and enthusiasm) in-between!
We ring every Tuesday evening from 19:00 until 20:30 (in term time) at All Saints Church, Radford, and for Sunday services, from 10:00 until 10:30. Though naturally, the pub is where you're most likely to find us!
To get in contact with us, find us on Facebook or email using the button below!Email us
With the help of google maps, the church is easy to find, see below!
Elected in February, this year's committee members are:
|Ringing Master||Assistant Master||Secretary||Treasurer|
|Evie Newton||Fiona Kemm||Natasha Claus||Jacob Blackwell|
We also have social secs, steeple keepers and many other committee positions which all help keep the society active and running.
Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, NUSCR is very much alive, and the usual levels of lunacy continue!
If the highlights below dont quite satisfy you, click here for a full report on what we've been up to
Starting tame, we began amusing ourselves with a seleciton of quizzes, starting with a quiz from NUSCR's Steeple Keeping Couple, Alex and Ed. over the next few weeks we got quizzed on a variety of topics ranging from All Saints to "Who's this Silhouette"
The Fabulous Drag superstar that is Minty Vagine (Chris Gray) very generously decided to run our own bingo session. With prizes. Through 3 games, each of us rushed to get our hands-on balls of wool, aged PC games and the grand prize of toilet paper. As one of our first online sessions, Minty really started off this era with a bang (and two little ducks).
Adorned in a red velvet dressing gown, on a leather armchair, whiskey in hand, in front of a blazing fire. The one and only Jacob Blackwell read to us the erotic tale that is “A short Touch of Bristol: A Romance” by Carbaretta Bartland. With Miss Estella Haynes assisting with the more high-pitched characters, Jacob enthralled us in the world of St James the Dismembered’ s practice night. Full of every innuendo you have ever laughed at on a ringing night and more, the words of this book touch you in all the right places.
Hosted by NUSCR’s finest, Jacob Blackwell. Would I Lie to you, for those uncultured enough to never have watched it, is somewhat based off of the concept of two truths and a lie. As it happens, yes, we would most definitely would try to lie to you. However, none of us appear to be very good at it. Among the revelations was one that stuck in my head in particular. Apparently, Estella likes to eat cat food when camping, who knew?
With Chloe taking the place of Greg Davies, and her lowly subordinate Nick taking the place of Little Alex Horne, each of us presented her excellency with a video of us completing a set task. From extreme housekeeping to most surprising item under a piece of paper, we came up with a lot of admittedly quite random answers. We took inspiration from the online sensation Tik Tok, from gymnastics and from the sheer weirdness that is our imagination. Cartwheeling, singing, and generally endangering ourselves onto the wall of fame (aka the NUSCR Facebook) we embarrassed ourselves enough for a whole decade. Not that we wouldn’t usually do just that on a normal night out.
Alongside weekly ringing, NUSCR do a number of peals and quarter peals, both for fun and to improve our ringing, both method capabilities and striking.
Each year in February, NUSCR have an Annual Dinner Day peal rung by its members!
Following 9 months of being homeless, the current students rung a quarter peal of Plain Bob Caters to celebrate returning to All Saints. The tower has undergone a huge amount of work to rid it of pigeons, guano and a rotten ceiling! More on the restoration works will be can be found here
Not only was it a 10 bell quarter rung entirely by current students, but it was a first of caters for half of the band and a first for NUSCR for 2 of the band.
For each major event NUSCR do, we write up a report
here you can see all the reports for NUSCR's big eventsSee all NUSCR Reports
This is my part of the website where I am allowed to talk about myself. I am Scruffy, NUSCR's resident mascot and I try to watch over every practice and service that NUSCR ring for. It is my job to look after the tower and try to scare all the pigeons away, although the latter bit is harder than it sounds! Sometimes I even try to turn up to tours although some of the 9am starts are a bit much for me.
For anyone who wishes to get hold of me, I now have my own email address (email@example.com) & my own twitter (@NUSCR_Scruffy). Better yet come up the tower and talk to me. I would really like to see new and old faces and everyone is invited to have a go at ringing while I'm in charge. As far as experience goes, I have not progressed very far. I tend to sit out and let other people ring but I have tried my hand at some rounds and call changes.
Finally I wish to tell you all about the outings I have been on; with NUSCR I have enjoyed many trips. Most can be read about in the reports tab; my personal favourite however is the annual NUA. This is a wonderful event and I get to see and compete with all the other society's mascots. Being the best mascot is very morale boosting but as the others know this occasionally I am the target of underhand behaviour! As always, I rise above it as the superior being. I hope to update this page as my life goes on so do come back and do come and visit me to!
NUSCR talk an awful lot of rubbish, especially with some social lubricant in the form of alcohol. Some of our finest moments are captured, we then recall them here with no context.
While some particular favourites can be seen below; a private full list can be found here , protected from public view to save what's left of our dignity.
I'm gonna bathe in passata
- Adam Wilmott 2020
I can ring the tenor at liverpool, but I cant carry this ******* lemonade
- Evie Newton 2020
Any more than a handful's a waste
- Alex Speakman 2020
Why is it so big?
- Jacob Blackwell 2020