A half-day introduction to calling conducting combining both theory and practical sessions. After the workshop you should be able to call a number of different touches of Bob Minor and should aim to call a quarter peal soon afterwards. You should be able to keep touches right using the coursing order.

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Workshop objectives

To call touches of Bob Minor and plan a Quarter Peal of Bob Minor with the aim of calling a Quarter Peal of Bob Doubles shortly after the workshop. Be able to understand and use coursing order.


The workshop comprises two theory sessions:

  • Terminology, responsibilities & a simple touch
  • Coursing order

And two practical sessions:

  • Calling Bob Minor
  • Conducting using the coursing order

Course content

The workshop delves into:

  • The responsibilities of the conductor
  • Terminology
  • How touches are written out
  • How touches work
  • Calling positions
  • Calling from any bell
  • Coursing order - what it is and how it works


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 able to ring touches of Bob Minor confidently, and ideally other methods as well. It is ideal for people who can call touches, maybe even quarter peals, but don’t really understand in any depth what the calls are doing.

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.