A Global Tour of Bell Ringing Education: An Interview with David Smith
Blog post about our January 2024 podcast episode.
David learned to ring at Bloxham in Buckinghamshire when he was a teacher there more than fifty years ago. But he stopped ringing when he first went to Australia, where he now resides. After a long gap (over 35 years!) he took up ringing again in 2006.
As well as various more local roles, he joined the ANZAB Executive, becoming Secretary and then President (2015-2017). He helped introduce ART to Australia and New Zealand, becoming one of the initial ART tutors of ANZAB. He then got more involved in international ringing, becoming a Central Council representative, joining the CRAG team that reviewed CCCBR's role, and then serving two terms on the newly-formulated Central Council executive.
David helped set up the North West residential ringing course, initially held in August 2022 and then again in 2023, and has recently spent a month in North America running a series of ART modules.
David is also the author of The Ringing World's Education Column.
ANZAB = Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers
ART = Association of Ringing Teachers
CCCBR = Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
This entry was written in November 2023.
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