Quatuor Coronati is the world’s premier research lodge. Established in 1884 and consecrated in 1886, the lodge’s founders wished to advance an evidence-based approach to the study of Masonic history and research into the origins of freemasonry. Their approach was intended to replace the more imaginative writings of earlier authors and was referred to as the ‘authentic school’ of Masonic research.
Quatuor Coronati adopts the same principles today. We hold meetings incorporating lectures five times a year, usually at Freemasons’ Hall at Great Queen Street in London; publish our lectures, other research papers, and ‘notes & queries’ in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum – ‘AQC’, the annual Transactions of the Lodge, which is distributed internationally; arrange conferences and 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 more than 130 years ago.
Whether you are based in North America, Latin America, the UK, Europe, Africa, India, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, we would be delighted if you would like to become a member of QCCC. We are an international community and QCCC is open to everyone interested in Masonic and historical research.
‘Freemasons on the Frontier’
our upcoming Conference in Boston, 18-20 September 2020
Our 2020 American Conference will be 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.
Membership Subscriptions and Renewals
Our membership year runs to the end of November. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so soon. You can check your status by going to Find My Account. If you have not done so, you should Register; an automated email will confirm your membership / subscriber number and you can log in using that information.
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‘Freemasons in the Transatlantic World’ Conference Report
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial proved to be an outstanding venue for last year’s Conference. Please click on the links to read the reports in Freemasonry Today and Philalethes., or visit ‘Recent Symposia‘.
QC’s 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 website also contains indexes to past volumes of AQC, Book Reviews, and other sources of further information.
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