Tom learned to ring at St. Peter's, St. Albans in 2003, taught by his parents, Barry and Judith. Encouraged to pursue further ringing opportunities by Ben Duke, Tom began attending Society practices in early 2007. Elected later the same year, he continued to be a regular attendee until 2010, when he swapped Hertfordshire for the University of Leeds to study International History and Politics. Despite being limited to 'three ringing nights a week' by his non-ringing friends, Tom became heavily involved in both the local ringing scene and the university society, becoming President of LUSCR in 2011.
After graduating in 2013, Tom returned south and quickly launched back into regular Society ringing. Aside from ringing, Tom is a keen club swimmer and a huge F1 fan. He now works for the Civil Service.
12 Elmwood, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6LE
Tel: 07957 600 960
Email: Tom Mack
What does the Master do?
The Master is responsible for running ringing (principally at Wednesday night practices), chairing business meetings ad organising peals on country meetings. It falls to the Master to preside over the annual dinner and represent the Society at other events. The Master is also responsible for organising the Society's 12-bell entry. More widely, the role is about keeping an overview of everything that is going on in the Society - encouraging people to get involved and offering advice and support to people who are organising SRCY events. It is common to organise a few peals too!