The simplest and easiest way to become involved with Quatuor Coronati Lodge is to join QCCC – our international Correspondence Circle – where we welcome members from across the world.
The QC Correspondence Circle
Members of the Correspondence Circle receive a copy of AQC, the Transactions of the lodge, alongside invitations to QC events and conferences. Members are encouraged to bring guests to all such occasions and are entitled to wear bespoke QCCC regalia, including the jewel, lapel pin and tie. Other membership benefits include discounts on seminars, conferences, books and regalia. Membership is open to all, but those members who are freemasons in a lodge within the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) or a jurisdiction recognised by UGLE are also welcome to attend meetings of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge. Our membership year runs from 1 December to 30 November and no matter when you join you will receive a copy of that year’s AQC.
An ideal method of achieving a higher level of involvement is to become a Local Secretary. Local Secretaries are ambassadors for QCCC and act as benefactors. They are paid-up members of the QC Correspondence Circle who volunteer to represent the interests of the Correspondence Circle in a specific area, country or region. In recognition of the service given by Local Secretaries their names are listed in AQC and they are entitled to wear a designated QCCC jewel and lapel pin.
Secretaries represent and promote the Correspondence Circle in their respective districts, ensuring that it is advertised in the Grand Lodge or Provincial Year Book for example. They provide information on QCCC activities and QC Lodge meetings, and encourage brethren visiting London to attend QC and join the Correspondence Circle. Click here for details on how to become a Local Secretary and to see a list of Regional Secretaries.
Providing Comments / Book Reviews
We welcome comments from Circle members on the papers presented in Lodge. For those unable to attend QC Lodge meetings on a regular basis, we also welcome contributions to the ‘Notes & Queries’ section of AQC and book reviews. These should be 1,000-1,500 words in length. Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quatuor Coronati encourages Correspondence Circle members and members of other research lodges to apply to present papers to the Lodge for inclusion in AQC. These should be original and not have been printed elsewhere, although they may have been delivered as an unpublished lecture. If accepted, the paper may be presented by the author in Lodge and a longer, annotated version published in AQC. The long form paper is circulated before the lecture and is the basis for subsequent comment and discussion. In this the Lodge remains true to its original aim of presenting substantiated historical arguments. Details on how to submit papers to QC are available here.
Full Membership of the Lodge
Our By-Laws restrict the Lodge to 40 full members. To become a full member you would normally be expected to have delivered a paper to the Lodge. Membership of the Lodge marks those who have a recognised track record in publication and a reputation for rigorous research; many are experienced, long-standing members of other research Lodges. Members of QC take responsibility for running the Lodge and the Correspondence Circle, prepare and edit the Transactions and other QC publications, and arrange conferences and symposia.
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