Training & Courses



This page lists training courses available to branch members, either run by branch members or by our parent Guild.

ODG Safeguarding Training (9thNovember)

Attached is a poster advertising the next C2 Safeguarding Training Course by the Guild's Safeguarding Officer (June Wells).

Also included is a reminder about the introductory courses (C0 and C1) which are available online and which should be considered by all ringers to raise awareness on this important issue.

Please see the event poster (pdf) for more details.

ART Module 2F (31st August)

From Rounds to Plain Hunt

If your new recruit can safely ring a bell and is just starting to ring rounds then this course is for you.

The course will be held at St Mary Virgin, Longcot. SN7 7TL

Please see the event poster (pdf) for more details.

Tower & Belfry Course (Saturday 1st June)

The ODG Towers & Belfries Committee is offering a Tower & Belfry Course at Wheatley (not Radley) between 10:00 and 15:00. Cost £5.

  1. Tower Maintenance Award (TMA), inspection and maintenance
  2. Rope splicing, maintenance and prevention of wear
  3. Minor improvements and enhancements (rope circle, rope drops, odd-struckness, internal sound, external sound control etc.)

Please see the event poster (pdf) for more details.

Radley Course 2019

These courses have been running for a number of years and are designed for learners of all ages and levels of competence. No need to feel nervous about coming as you will be with others at a similar level.

We aim to improve your confidence as well as your ringing with friendly support and tuition.

Closing date for applications was: 31st January 2019.

For an application form please contact:
Email email
Tel: (07443) 859 961
Address: 20 St Omer Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3HB

Association of Ringing Teachers: Highly Commended Award

At the ART conference Award Ceremony (2nd March), we heard that ten applications had been made for the Award for Excellence in Recruitment or Retention (of learners).

The Old North Berks Branch of the ODG was runner up and received a Highly Commended Certificate for the work done by the Branch Ringing School.

Please see the ART web site for a description of the Branch Ringing School and a photo.

Rope Maintenance Course (9th February)

The ODG Towers & Belfries Committee is offering a Rope Splicing, Rope Maintenance and Management Course at Radley Church Hall between 10:00 and 15:00.

Please see the attached poster for more details.