In line with UGLE’s coronavirus Covid-19 policy, meetings of QC Lodge and talks by members of QC Lodge are presently suspended. We nonetheless hope to maintain our online support for Masonic research during this period.
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, distributed internationally; arrange conferences & symposia on different aspects of freemasonry; and share our research and encourage scholarship via the QC Correspondence Circle – ‘QCCC’, the world’s first and oldest Masonic research society established over 130 years ago.
Wherever you are based, from the Americas to Europe, Africa, Asia and AusNZ, 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.
Freemasonry on the Frontier
QC’s American Conference scheduled for 18-20 September in Boston, Massachusetts, has been postponed
We are living through extraordinary times at present and in many countries – perhaps most – day-to-day activities are being restricted. Our plans for our Conference in Boston at the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts have also been thrown into the air. Although the event is not scheduled to take place until mid-September and we are already a third full, we are mindful that anyone now booking flights and hotels will not be covered by travel insurance if we are forced to cancel as a result of ongoing or renewed Covid-19 restrictions. There are also many other issues to consider, including the ongoing development of the coronavirus in the USA, and the likelihood of a second round of closures and lockdowns.
With this in mind, we believe that the most appropriate course is for us to refund those who have booked to attend and postpone the event. This is, of course, hugely disappointing both for our speakers and the several hundred attendees we expected to host in Boston. It is also disappointing for us, although we hope that the efforts invested in putting the event together won’t be wholly wasted. Nonetheless, these are unprecedented times and we would prefer to be cautious rather than run the risk of cancelling after the summer with the more negative consequences that that would incur.
Our intention is to put together a book of the papers that would have been delivered in Boston and to make this available towards the end of this year. We will provide updates on this over the summer.
Membership Subscriptions and Renewals
Our membership year runs from 1 December – 30 November. Subscriptions can be renewed automatically via a 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; you can then 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.
If you have any difficulty in renewing or subscribing, or if you are not receiving our regular emails, please tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing QCCC, with a copy to email@example.com, so that we can follow-up. If you are missing a recent back edition of AQC, these can be purchased here.
‘Freemasons in the Transatlantic World’ – Conference Report
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial was an outstanding venue for our last Conference. Click on the links to read the reports in Freemasonry Today and Philalethes, or visit Recent Symposia.
Our Research Resources contain a number 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 also provide indexes to past volumes of AQC, Book Reviews, and sources of further information.
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