A half-day introduction to calling Bob Doubles combining both theory and practical sessions. After the workshop you should be able to call a number of different touches of Bob Doubles and should aim to call a quarter peal soon afterwards.

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Workshop objectives

To call touches of Bob Doubles and plan a Quarter Peal of Bob Doubles with the aim of calling a Quarter Peal of Bob Doubles shortly after the workshop.


The workshop comprises two theory sessions:

  • Terminology, responsibilities & a simple touch
  • Calling from a non-observation bell & planning a quarter peal

And two practical sessions:

  • Calling a 120 observation
  • Calling non-observation bell

Course content

The workshop delves into:

  • The responsibilities of the conductor
  • Terminology
  • How touches are written out
  • How touches work
  • Where to make the call
  • Calling positions
  • Following touches and calling them on software
  • Calling from any bell
  • Planning a quarter peal


To be able to get the most out of the course and so as not to hold others back, course participants should at a minimum be competent & confident Plain Bob Doubles ringers and have rung at least two quarter peals of Plain Bob Doubles inside.

Workshop Leader

As a workshop leader you will be provided with:

  • Help with marketing the workshop
  • Action plans to help you organise the day
  • PowerPoint slides & notes
  • Workshop handouts

If you'd like to run an ART workshop in your local are then please contact Graham Nabb. We would be delighted to work with you.