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 –
It’s time to Book Your Place at QC’s Boston Conference
It’s less than ten months to our next American Conference at the iconic Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in Boston, from 18 – 20 September 2020. The Conference features a slate of world-class speakers and should not be missed!
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. (Please Register, an automated email will confirm / reconfirm your membership; you can then 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 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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