[r-t] Slow Course methods

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Sun Mar 5 16:53:52 UTC 2017

Two questions of an historical flavor:

1) How is it that Slow Course methods came to have their own
classification? It seems odd to single out things like Candlesby and Rugby,
but not Boxford and Braywood, which are just as different from the usual
plain methods in a cognate way.

2) And why the name "slow course"? A course of these methods actually goes
by *faster* than one of the usual plain methods at the same stage!

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
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doing problems is learning consequential things about nature."
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