| UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The Gordon Stuart Peek Foundation Memorial Bells
Tower Captain: Rebecca Woodgate
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 206-221-3268
Vice Captain: Lizzie Wratten
Part of the UW School of Music
- Ringing times
- Practice times
- How to find us
- Ringing Calendar
|The UW Bells
- Details of our bells (from Dove)
- Ringing records
- Photo album
|What is Change
- History and theory of change ringing
- North American Guild of Change Ringers
- Ringing links
|Want to know more?
- Learning to ring
- Video of the Dedication
(by International Artists Cresendo!)
- Press releases
Generally, the bells may be heard on Friday evenings between 8:30 - 9pm. Out of term, the bells may also ring on Monday nights between 8:30 -9pm. Check the calendar.
We also sometimes ring quarter peals on Saturday or Sunday, between 10am and 1pm.
Tuesday 20th Sept 7-9pm - Quarter peal attempts for the AGM of the NAGCR
For our regular practices, see calendar.
We also ring for special events. Upcoming events will be listed here and on the calendar.
Red Square is an excellent location from which to hear them. Eventually, we will have a webcam on the bells.
Throughout the year, the bells will be rung to celebrate university, state, and national events. To request ringing for an event, please contact the tower captain.
Our usual practice times are:
Monday and Friday 7-9 pm
Visiting Ringers are very welcome - please contact the tower captain (at both email addresses) in advance. Currently, for most practices the bells will not be heard outside the tower, although the bells are most likely to be heard 8:30-9pm during the Friday evening practice.
Unfortunately, practices are not generally open to non-ringing visitors, although you will be able to see the bells on the webcam (once installed).
If you are interested in learning to ring, see below.
Gerberding Hall is on the south side of UW's Red Square in the central UW campus, just next to Suzzallo Library.
See here for map. We will meet at the southeast corner of the square before practices. As the building is locked, late comers will likely experience considerable delays, but may contact the ringers by cell phone (number provided on request).
Travel to UW: UW is well served by local METRO buses to NE Campus Parkway, the HUB, and Montlake. (Google maps is a good way of finding out about the buses). Click here for walking routes from the bus stops to the tower. Pay-parking is available from UW, or on meters on local streets (free after 8pm).
|Learning to Ring
Ringing requires about as much coordination as riding a bike. It is a stimulating mental and physical exercise, practised worldwide by an eclectic group of volunteers of all ages. Physical requirements are mostly an ability to climb steep ladders, exert some force with your arms above your head, and some degree of rhythm.
We will run weekend and evening taster courses for those interested in learning to ring. Dates and times will be announced here and in email. Please contact the tower captain for more details, or to join the email list. (If you have contacted us already and not had any reply, it is likely due to a spam filter - please try again!). So far, we have many more potential learners than we have teachers. All our teachers are volunteers - we appreciate your patience as we work through this.
(please contact the tower captain for attendance)
All enquiries about the Bells should be addressed to the Tower Captain
2nd Email: email@example.com
- UW's UWeek (February 2008) announcing the installation
- UW's UWeek (1st May 2008) with slides of the bells being lifted in to the tower
- UW's UWeek ( 8th May 2008) about the UK bell hanger installing the bells, Bob Smith, of Taylors Eayre and Smith
- UW's UWeek (22nd May 2008) about the upcoming dedication