The Legend of the Quatuor Coronati

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 was intended to replace the more imaginative writings of earlier authors; it became known as the ‘authentic school’ of Masonic research.

Quatuor Coronati applies 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.

‘Freemasons on the Frontier’ –
Book Your Place at QC’s Conference in Boston, 18-20 September 2020

Uss Constitution, Ship, Vessel, Boston, Massachusetts

Our next American Conference is from 18-20 September 2020 at the iconic Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in Boston, with a Conference Program that includes a slate of outstanding world-class speakers.

The Conference webpages and Booking Site are live, and our Program and Brochure available.
Tickets are on sale now!

Membership Subscriptions and Renewals

Our membership year runs from 1 December – 30 November each year. If you have not yet renewed your subscription, please do so as soon as possible. This can be done online or by phone. Only members who are current as at the end of November will receive this year’s AQC.
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If you have any difficulty in renewing or subscribing, please tell us by emailing subscriptionsmanagement@warnersgroup.co.uk, referencing QCCC, with a copy to queries@quatuorcoronati.com, so that we can follow-up if needed.
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‘Freemasons in the Transatlantic World’ – Conference Report

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial proved to be an outstanding venue for our last Conference. Please click on the links to read the reports in Freemasonry Today and Philalethes., or visit Recent Symposia.

Our Research Resources contains facsimiles of and introductions to a number of important Old Charges and Masonic Manuscripts, plus 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’).
The webpage also contains indexes to past volumes of AQCBook Reviews, and other sources of further information.

It is notoriously difficult to avoid errors in updating and maintaining websites.
If you spot a broken link or another fault, please email queries@quatuorcoronati.com. Thanks!

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