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:
(Ben From Lincolnshire)
|Eleanor Lucas||Charlie Satchwell|
We also have social secs, steeple keepers and many other committee positions which all help keep the society active and running.
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.
A complete list of NUSCR's performances can be found on BellBoard by clicking Here
For each major event NUSCR do, we write up a report, these go into our annual newsletter, the NUSCR NatterSee all NUSCR Natter's
I am Scruffy, NUSCR's resident mascot and I watch over every performance, practice and service that NUSCR ring for. It is my job to look after the tower and watch the ringing. 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 See me.
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
Shut your whore mouth
- Alex Speakman 2021
Why is it so big?
- Jacob Blackwell 2020
I can show you my boobs if you want?
- Ben Small 2021
I'd rather be fisted than dead
- Fiona Kemm 2021
What are you talking about? I have penis on demand
- Natasha Claus 2021
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.