Northern Universities Association

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The Northern Universities Association or NUA is a loosely-organised collection of university ringing societies from the north of England (loosely interpreted as being "north of Warwick"). It also encompasses the Scottish university societies.

At present, the NUA holds one meeting a year: a weekend event, usually from the Friday evening to the Sunday afternoon immediately following Remembrance Sunday. The weekend includes a 6-bell striking competition, a ringing tour, often a ceilidh, and plenty of beer.

The host Society is decided at the previous year's meeting during a usually heated debate. The Society who gives in first or offers has the opportunity to arrange the following year's meeting.

Affiliated Societies

Bristol have also been stalwart attendees at NUA events for the past decade or so, and recently other Southern universities such as Cambridge and Surrey have also attended. The Welsh university societies have their own association, the Welsh Colleges Society, but sometimes also attend the NUA.

Venues for Past Meetings

  • 2008, Nov 21-23: Leeds
  • 2007, Nov 16-18: Nottingham
  • 2006, Nov 3-5: Warwick
  • 2005, Nov 18-20: Manchester
  • 2004, Nov 19-21: Sheffield
  • 2003, Nov 14-16: Liverpool
  • 2002, Nov 15-17: Birmingham
  • 2001, Nov 16-18: York
  • 2000, Nov 17-19: Leicester
  • 1999, Nov 19-21: Durham
  • 1998, Nov 13-15: Nottingham
  • 1997, Nov 14-16: Newcastle
  • 1996, Nov 15-17: Leeds
  • 1995: Sheffield
  • 1994: Manchester
  • 1993: Nottingham
  • 1992: Birmingham
  • 1991: Liverpool
  • 1990: Leeds
  • 1989: Durham
  • 1988: Birmingham
  • 1987: Sheffield
  • 1986: Manchester
  • 1985: Newcastle
  • 1984: Birmingham
  • 1983: Sheffield
  • 1982: Durham
  • 1981: Manchester
  • 1980: Newcastle
  • 1979: Birmingham
  • 1976, Feb 14: Birmingham
  • 1975,
  • 1974,
  • 1973,
  • 1972: Liverpool
  • 1971: Sheffield
  • 1969 or 1970: Manchester
  • 1961, Feb 25: Sheffield
  • 1960, Nov 12: Manchester (single day tour)* 2007 Nottingham

Striking Competition Winners

  • 2007 Liverpool
  • 2006 York
  • 2005 Birmingham
  • 2004 Birmingham
  • 2003 Bristol
  • 2002 Bristol
  • 2001 Birmingham

Boat Race Winners

  • 2007 Leeds
  • 2006 Nottingham
  • 2005 Birmingham

NUA Peals

If you know of any other venues, or further details, please update this page!