Training resources

This page includes presentations and slides from various training sessions delivered by members, and friends, of the St Martin’s Guild. The resources are ordered with the most recent listed first.

Understanding Call Changes

Presentation delivered by Clare McArdle on Saturday 30 May 2020. Clare explain how call changes work.


Conducting Doubles methods

Presentation delivered by Steve Horton on Wednesday 27 May 2020 focusing on how to conduct various Doubles methods and variations including Plain Bob, Grandsire and Reverse Canterbury.

Click to download slides: Conducting Doubles methods (PDF – 712KB)

What is a change?

Presentation delivered by David Smith on Saturday 23 May 2020.


Understanding the importance of passing the treble

Presentation delivered by Phil Ramsbottom on Saturday 16 May 2020. Phil explains how an awareness of the treble’s position will help you in method ringing.

Click to download slides: Understanding the importance of passing the treble (PDF – 604KB)

An Introduction to Handbell Ringing

Presentation delivered by Simon Linford on 13 May 2020, in which he uncovers the mysteries associated with learning to ring handbells.

Click to download slides: An Introduction to Handbell Ringing (PDF – 856KB)

Walking through methods

Presentation delivered by Janet Horton on Saturday 9 May 2020. Janet discusses the benefits of spending time ‘walking through’ methods.


Connections: or alternatively, if you can ring that, then try this…

Presentation delivered by Phil Ramsbottom on Wednesday 6 May 2020. Phil highlights connections, or similarities, between various groups of methods.

Click to download slides: Connections (PDF – 510KB)

Methodology and Tadhill Resources

Presentations delivered by Adam Knight-Markiegi and Clare McArdle on Saturday 2 May 2020. Adam and Clare demonstrate the teaching app ‘Methodology’ and the Tadhill teaching resources.


What is a bob?

Presentation delivered by Simon Linford on Wednesday 29 April 2020. Simon explores why we need bobs and explains there effect in numerous different methods.

Click to download slides: What is a bob? (PDF – 1.37MB)


How to learn methods

Presentation delivered by Phil Ramsbottom on Saturday 25 April 2020. Phil highlights different ways to learn methods, and encourages looking for similarities and differences with other methods.

Click to download slides: How to learn methods (PDF – 656KB)


An Introduction to Plain Bob Doubles

Presentation delivered by Mark Eccleston on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Mark highlights the key terms associated with Plain Bob Doubles, and introduces the concept of ‘the grid’. The slides also include information about the effects of bobs, and how to call a touch of 120 changes.

Click to download slides: An Introduction to Plain Bob Doubles (PDF – 1MB)


An Introduction to Place Notation

Presentation delivered by Janet Horton on Saturday 18 April 2020. Janet discusses the origins of the term ‘place notation’ and leads practical exercises to teach how to write methods out from place notation.

Click to download slides: An Introduction to Place Notation (PDF – 793KB)


Coursing – what is it, and how do you use it?

Presentation delivered by Tony Daw on Wednesday 15 April 2020. Tony explains what the term ‘coursing’ means and discusses its practical application in ringing.

Click to download slides: Coursing slides (PDF – 707KB)

Abel ringing simulator

YouTube videos created by Roger Booth. These tutorials provide guidance for using the Abel ringing simulator. They are accompanied by notes from an online session delivered by Clare McArdle on Saturday 11 April 2020 which offer additional guidance for using Abel effectively.

Click to download notes: Using Abel notes (PDF – 227KB)
Click to download notes: Useful links for learning from home (PDF – 178KB)

How do we learn?

Presentation delivered by Arthur Reeves on Wednesday 8 April 2020. In this presentation, Arthur focuses on the cognitive theories concerning how memory works. He offered suggestions for how this can be applied to ringing.

Click to download slides: How do we learn? slides (PDF – 2MB)
Click to download notes: How do we learn? accompanying notes (PDF – 428KB)

Simple touches of spliced: composing practice night touches

Webinar delivered by Simon Linford on Sunday 5 April 2020. Simon looks at how methods and touches are combined to create touches of spliced of different lengths. The session starts with splicing Plain and Little Bob and then moves to ‘simple’ Spliced Major.


Click to download slides: Simple touches of spliced slides (PDF – 1362KB)