In the current circumstances open meetings of QC Lodge and face-to-face talks by members of the Lodge have been suspended. We are however maintaining our online support for Masonic research and making our (and other) lectures available online. Lectures that would have been given in QC’s regular meetings have instead been uploaded to QC’s YouTube Channel, with subsequent Q&As hosted on Zoom. Please visit Next Meeting and Programme for the Year. Other online lectures with which we are associated or involved can be found by clicking here.
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Quatuor Coronati is the world’s premier Masonic research lodge.
Established in 1884 and consecrated in 1886, our founders adopted an evidence-based approach to Masonic history that replaced the more imaginative writings of earlier authors; it became known as the ‘authentic school’ of Masonic research.
Quatuor Coronati maintains the same principles today. We hold meetings incorporating lectures five times a year, usually at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London; publish our lectures, research papers and ‘Notes & Queries’ in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum – AQC, the annual Transactions of the Lodge; and arrange conferences & symposia on many different aspects of freemasonry.
QC shares its research and encourages scholarship via the QC Correspondence Circle – QCCC – the world’s first and oldest Masonic research society established over 135 years ago. Wherever you are based, from the Americas to Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia & New Zealand, we would be delighted if you were to join us as a member of QCCC. We are an international community and QCCC is open to everyone.
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Our membership year runs from 1 December – 30 November. Subscriptions can be renewed automatically via Direct Debit (UK) or continuous credit card payment authority (UK & International). Subscriptions and Renewals can be made online or by phone. Check your membership status by going to Find My Account. (In all cases, please ensure you Register; an automated email will confirm / reconfirm your membership and you should log in using that information.) And please check that we have your current email and postal address and that you have consented to our emails.
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‘Freemasonry on the Frontier’
This outstanding collection of Masonic research is now available: please click here.
The book contains a collection of seventeen original papers by leading Masonic researchers and academics tracking the evolution of Freemasonry in America from the original thirteen colonies to the Pacific Coast. Contributors include Ric Berman, Brent Morris, Mike Kearsley, Barry Hoffbrand, John Wade, Adam Kendall, and Andreas Önnerfors, all members of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, and a number of outstanding American scholars: Ben Williams, Hilary Anderson Stelling, Hans Schwartz, John Kyle Day, Jeffrey Croteau, Andrew Hammer, Daniel Gardiner, and Walter H. Hunt, as well as two brilliant European writers, Peter Lanchidi from Israel and Leif Endre Grutle from Norway.
Our Research Resources contain a collection of important Old Charges and Masonic Manuscripts, the early Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England (‘the Moderns’), and the early Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England according to the Old Institutions (‘the Antients’).
We provide a complete list of papers published in AQC from inception to 2020, a set of indexes to all past volumes of AQC, Book Reviews, links to 60 downloadable past issues of AQC, and many other sources of further information.
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