Stories

Why is it that there is an even gender balance among ringers in the early stages of ringing, but the gender...

I am always happy to ring one of the smaller bells – the lighter the better.  I learnt to ring...

I had always wanted to learn to conduct, and having married one of the best composers and conductors there is...

After I had learned a few methods I started going to other local practices and learned to call simple touches...

I have never experienced much gender bias against me personally, but have been aware of slight gender bias in the...

I think some of the problems are from a wider societial view of how women 'should' act. I've rung in...

Male ringers in my circle are aware of the gender problem at least when it comes to band placement, possibly...

One example: I tried to convince a male tower captain that his overwhelming tendency to place only male ringers around...

I think of myself as a “started too late in life (when I was in my 60s) ringer”, rather than...

I'm a male ringer in my 30s. A couple of years ago I was invited to judge one of the...

Perhaps I have been extremely fortunate, but I have  experienced very little opposition from anyone as I have progressed in...

I learnt, and continue to ring, in a place that is dominated  by males and I feel they behave very...