The Education Column



David Smith’s articles on learning and teaching ringing

The first four series are now available in a collected format for use in the home or tower.
Each series is expanded with extra resources on the back of most article sheets, including further examples, quizzes, more method suggestions, walkthroughs and exercises.


Series 1

Rounds to Plain Bob Doubles

Exercises and teaching ideas for bell control and basic change ringing
(8 articles, 5 bonus pages)

See the contents page

Series 3

The Lightweight Conductor

The essential skills of conducting, with a focus on calling touches from front bells
(14 articles, 10 bonus pages)

See the contents page

Series 2

Introducing Surprise

Minor methods to help you before and beyond Cambridge Surprise
(11 articles, 9 bonus pages)

See the contents page

Series 4

Extending your methods

How familiar methods extend to higher numbers of bells
(13 articles, 9 bonus pages)

See the contents page

Christmas articles

The Education Column Christmas specials from 2017–2020
(4 articles)
Or buy all four series and the Christmas specials in the complete set!


Printed on A4 sheets of card (200gsm) and packed in plastic envelope wallets by series

Sheets are also hole punched for binder storage




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