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2023 is the tercentenary of ‘The Constitutions of the Free-Masons’. In addition to the many outstanding events held this year, a short film narrated by Derek Jacobi captures (with a little artistic licence), how the 1723 Constitutions may have been written! It can be viewed on Vimeo or YouTube
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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 (QC) 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.
In addition, QC oversees the annual Norman B Spencer Prize, one of the most prestigious Masonic Research awards. The winner of the NBS prize for 2023 is Ariel Weinmann-Rubino whose paper is titled ‘Freemasonry and the construction of the Panama Canal’. Ariel lives in Panama City, Republic of Panama. He is a graduate of Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain, holding a Master of Business Administration, and is a member of Ancon Lodge, A.F. & A.M.
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, India, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, or the rest of the world, 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 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 date, a set of indexes to all past volumes of AQC, links to downloadable past issues of AQC, and many other sources of further information.
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