Five New Local Secretaries
We are pleased to welcome five new local secretaries: Dr Christophe Schinckus, an academic at the University of Leicester; Mark Bridge in Gibraltar; Dr Boris DeWall in Vienna; Leo Lusicic in Slovenia; and Steinarr Kr. Ómarsson in Iceland. Welcome all.
Professor Aubrey Newman
Just a quick post-Christmas update to let QCCC members know that Aubrey Newman had a successful hip replacement operation in December and was discharged from hospital in time to spend Christmas at home. We are delighted to be able to report that he is in good spirits and making a steady recovery. Although Aubrey is not expected […]
New Local Secretary in Brazil
Welcome to our newest Local Secretary in Brazil: Bro. Emilio Elesbao Neto from Recife, PE, Brazil. QCCC members in Brazil should feel free to contact Emilio @ firstname.lastname@example.org or on +55 81 98242 6267 (mobile).
QC Antigraphas – Masonic Reprints
We have now finished re-scanning most of the first run of QC Antigraphas to a searchable 400dpi resolution. The Antigraphas – a series of books published mainly in the late nineteenth century – offer a goldmine of data for masonic researchers and historians. The contents include transcripts and reprints of some of the earliest ‘Old Charges’, as […]
WCFFH Conference, Paris, 26-27 May 2017
The second World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry and History 2017: Research in Ritual, Secrecy and Civil Society, will be taking place in Paris this coming May. The event will include a Quatuor Coronati Panel Session – ‘Was the Duke of Sussex good for Freemasonry?’ – and below is the advance publicity for the session: The Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) […]
Darkness to Light?
Ric Berman was interviewed (under duress) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in September 2016. The interview has been uploaded to YouTube by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina and may be of interest to those researching the history of English, Irish and American freemasonry, all of which are discussed during the talk. Alternatively, below are photos […]
Bristol Installed Masters’ Lodge, No. 8186
The third and final official delivery of the 2016 Prestonian Lecture was given at Bristol Installed Masters’ Lodge on 31 October. Virtually the whole of the provincial grand team was present, led by the PGM, and Lodge Room No. 1 at Freemasons’ Hall in Park Street, Bristol’s principal Masonic Centre, was packed with attendees from […]
British Freemasonry, 1717-1813 – Members’ Discount
A five-volume book containing key texts relating to British Freemasonry has just been published by Routledge. Compiled from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide, it includes over 550 texts and is accompanied by headnotes and footnotes written by a range of academic scholars, including members of QC. Correspondence Circle members can obtain a 20% […]
Report from Oslo
Norways’ Niels Treschow Lodge of Research hosted a two-day symposium at the magnificent Grand Lodge of Norway in central Oslo last weekend (22-23 October). Around two hundred attended from across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. They received a tremendously entertaining range of lectures from local and international speakers. Quatuor Coronati was represented by Andreas Onnerfors […]
A Member of Society
Would you describe Freemasonry as a product of the class struggle? In his 2016 Prestonian Lecture, Dr Richard Berman defines the origins of the Craft by the social and economic forces at play in the eighteenth century. In the latter half of the twentieth century, Freemasonry worked hard to distance itself from any hint of […]
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