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I was born in the Highbury Hospital, Bulwell, Nottingham on 15th August 1956 and I lived in the Arnold area of Nottingham until 1980 when I moved firstly to The Meadows and then to Luton. I returned to Nottingham with my wife in 1992 and in 1998, after the death of my father, we moved to the house I first lived in in 1961.

I was taught to ring by Bill Fox at Daybrook, Nottingham and, because I cannot remember the exact date, I celebrate 15th February 1972 as the day. (It was certainly a Monday in February that year)

At the University of Hull, I collected a B.Sc. in Mathematics and and M.Sc. in Operational Research. I have had several posts in teaching, including a spell at the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh. The last job was teaching mathematics at the Nottingham Trent University, until they decided that they could do without part timers. Now, I look after my little boy during school holidays and at the start and end of each day.


Robin's compositions area


Some of my peal compositions - all have been checked using MSIRIL but might have lost something in copying: (For quarter peals, see:Robin's quarters area; For date touches for the year 2000, see:Robin's date touches area)


5007 Stedman Cinques
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 13c)
2314567890E 6 19
41326578E90   a
312465      -  2
3142        s  2 )
4123        -  2 )_T
2134        -  2 )
2143        s  2 )
2143657809E   b
4132          T 
41326587E90   c
3124          T 
3124658709E   b
2143          T 
a = 1,5,7,8,10,11,13,15s,16
b = 2,15s
c = 2,13s,15s
This is an attempt to get a composition for
cinques which is as easy to write down
as A. Hudson's 5007 of caters given, for
example, in Composition 500 at p51. An
inferior version of this has been rung.
5043 Stedman Sextuples
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 63a)
2314567890ETA 10 19 21
2143657809AET     a   
1243              s    )
1234           s     - }T
2134              s    )
2134657809TEA     b  
2143              T
2143657890AET     c
2134              T
2134657890TEA     b
2143              T
2143658790AET     d
2134              T
2134658790TEA     b
2143              T
2143658709AET     c
2134              T
2134658709TEA     b
2143              T   
a = 3,8,9,10s,12,13,14s,19,20s,23,26,28,32s
b = 2,7s,13s,22s OR 1,11s,26
c = 2,7s,11s,13s,22s OR 1,11s,13s,26
d = 2,4,6s,14s,16s,19,20,21,22,24s
Call either b and c both starting '1' 
or both '2'
No 63a is an eight part, with almost conventional turning courses. Note either 'c' must be rung as 1,11s,13s,26 if 'b' is rung as 1,11s,26 or same for 'b' and 'c' starting 2,..
5043 Stedman Sextuples
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 63b)
2314567890ETA 7  8 10 21 22
2143657809AET       a      
1243          -  -        s )
1234                s  -    }T
2134           -  -       s )
2134657809TEA       b
:
then as #63a
a,d - as #63a
b = 2,13s
c = 2,11s,13s

T can also be called:
2143657809AET 8 10 21
1234          s  s  - )
1243             s  - }T
2134          s  s  - )
throughout (or, as far as I 

can see, but not checked,
for any occurrence of T.)
Simple variations of #63a with conventional turning courses.
5103 Stedman Sextuples
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 64)
2314567890ETA 10 21
2143567809AET   a
2134          s   -
2134567809TEA   b   )
2143          s   - )
2143567890AET   c   )
2134          s   - )
2134567890TEA   b   )
2143          s   - )
2143568790AET   d   )_V
2134          s   - )
2134568790TEA   b   )
2143          s   - )
2143568709AET   c   )
2134          s   - )
2134568709TEA   b   )
2143          s   - )
2143657890ETA   e
2143657809      f
2134657809AET 1,10s,21
2143658709TEA   V  
a = 1,7s,9,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21s
b, c, d as #63b
e = 6,9s,11s,13,14,16s,19,21s
f = 2s,11s,13s
A sixteen part, for which Stedman Sextuples is almost ideal, given that 32 courses is just eight changes short of a peal. The only drawback is the clumsy device required to shift 5-6 round about half way.
5184 Group A Plain Major
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 44a)
W 5/4 M H 23456
        - 42356
- -/s     63452
-     -   46235
-       3 34265
-       2 32645
6 part.
Contains 144
crus for methods
starting x18x
5088 Group F Plain Major
by R.E.H. Woolley (No. 43d)
M 3/5 B W H 23456
-     -   s 34526
   ss   -   52463
-         3 42365
-         3 32564
6 part
Contains 144 crus 
for methods starting 
x14x
These are both regular 6-parts which, hopefully,
are the easiest compositions to learn. By the
way, both were pealed before BYROC arrived!




Robin's quarters area


For those who think peal ringing is a waste of 3 hours, here are some quarter peals in various methods:

1264 P.B. Major (#1)
W B M H 23456
  1   2 52364
    - 3 32465
  1   2 63254
    - 4 23456
4=-s-s
44 crus
1280 P.B. Major (#2)
W 5/4 M H 23456
        - 42356
  s/-     63245
s       4 23465?
rpt. 4=--s-
48 crus
#1 is a simple re-arrangement, with more roll-ups, of one which has appeared in the diary for many years.
#2 is definitely one which BYROC could not produce due to the calls involved at 5ths/4ths.



1296 Stedman Triples (#1) 1265 Stedman Triples (#2)
2 S H L Q 14 231456 1 5 7 12 2314567
x x s(523416) - s - 3421756
x x s(152436) s - 4132
x x s(315426) s - 1243
x x 346125 s s - 2134
x x x 413265 s - 1423
x 413256 s - 4312
s 426315 s - 3241
x x x 234165 2,9s,11 3124657
x 234156 Rpt. 1st seven courses
rpt. Contains all omitting bob@1 to give
567s and 657s 1342657. Round after
3 changes
#1 is an obvious, very musical arrangement of F.H. Dexter's No 2, as given in the diary for many years.
#2 is ever so slightly false, but contains 7 tittum course ends and all eight handstroke course ends.

for more quarter peals by BYROC see: quarter.htm



Robin's date touch area (year 2002)


2002 Plain Bob Major
Composed by R.E.H. Woolley
       W   H
124536 -   2
125346 -   2
142356 -   ss
132546 2   -
152436 2   -
136254 2 O 3
125436   F 2
132456 -   ss
142536 2   -
152346 2   -
123456 2   s
2002 is an ideal length for triples as it is 143 leads which is 1 lead less that 24
courses of Plain Bob. The shortening is attained by the use of an 'out' and a
'make', which preserves the 'music' more efficiently that 'make' and 'in' of any
other combination. The 24-course block with the 6th fixed is therefore ideal
as a starting point.



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