The Legend of the Quatuor Coronati

In line with UGLE’s coronavirus Covid-19 policy, meetings of QC Lodge and face-to-face talks by members of QC Lodge are presently suspended.  We are nonetheless maintaining our online support for Masonic research during this period, and making our (and other) lectures available online. QC’s lectures will be uploaded to YouTube and a Q&A will be hosted via Zoom.  Please be aware that there are hard limits on the number of members able to participate via Zoom.

Online Lectures with which we or members of QC are associated can be found by clicking here.

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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 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

In view of the current COVID-19 issues, QC’s American Conference scheduled for 18-20 September in Boston, Massachusetts, has been cancelled

Uss Constitution, Ship, Vessel, Boston, Massachusetts

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 were also thrown into the air.

We have refunded those who booked to attend and have now cancelled 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.

We are currently putting together a book of the papers that would have been delivered in Boston and hope 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 subscriptionsmanagement@warnersgroup.co.uk, referencing QCCC, with a copy to queries@quatuorcoronati.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.

Research

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 AQCBook Reviews, and sources of further information.

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If you spot a broken link or another fault, please email queries@quatuorcoronati.com. Thanks!

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