The spirit that sustains
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
at Freemasons' Hall, London is mounting
an exhibition from January to August 2005
to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of
the Second World War.
The exhibition will look at how English
Freemasonry faced the difficulties of the war
on the Home Front across the country and
how Freemasons' Hall coped with the Blitz.
Exhibits include jewels, photographs, stamps
and archive material.
The exhibition is open from 24 January
to 19 August 2005 (Monday to Fridays
only), 10am to 5pm. Admission free.
Library and Museum staff will give a
series of free afternoon talks in the week
of the Anniversary of VE Day, as follows
(all commencing at 4pm):
9 May The Spirit that sustains: An Overview of
English Freemasonry and the Second World War
10 May A Building at War: Freemasons' Hall,
London 19391945 (Fay Newman)
11 May Exiles, Allies and Victors: Masonic
Association 194050 (Martin Cherry);
12 May Doves, Dragons and the Leafy Idyll:
A Study of the Iconography of Masonic Jewels,
19391945 (Alison Royle);
13 May From Peace to War: the material
culture of Freemasonry in the Second World
War (Mark Dennis).
The Centre for Research into Freemasonry
at the University of Sheffield is organising
the following free public seminars:
16 February Freemasonry and the
Parliamentary Labour Party: the case of New
Welcome Lodge No. 5139 ( John Hamill,
UGLE Director of Communications).
9 March Freemasonry, mining and social
networks (Professor Roger Burt, University
Seminars begin at 5.15pm, and are held in
the Old Library, History Department, 387
Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HQ. For further
details and to receive a brochure of seminars
for the rest of 2005, contact Julie Banham,
Centre for Research into Freemasonry,
Floor 14, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield
S10 2TN. T. 0114 222 9890;
Recordings of seminars will be mounted
on the Centre's website www.shef.ac.uk/~crf
approximately ten days after the seminar is held.
The Cornerstone Society
Friday 11 February Julian Rees will give
Michael Baigent's talk at Woodcote Lodge
No. 4891 (Croydon) entitled Digging into the
Degrees Lodge Orators for the 21st Century.
Venue: Croydon Masonic Hall, 73 Oakfield
Road, Croydon at 4 pm. |
Please send a stamped addressed envelope
and a cheque for £25, made payable to
Woodcote Lodge, for the meeting and
dinner, to I.H.D. Scales, 49 Bradmore
Way, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1PF.
T. 01737 553704. A ticket will be sent.
Tuesday 1 March The same talk will be
given at West Sussex Masters Lodge No.
8963, Masonic Hall, 7 South Pallant,
Chichester at 5.30 pm. It is understood that
the Provincial Grand Master will be present.
Please send a stamped addressed envelope
and a cheque for £15, made payable to
West Sussex Masters Lodge, for the meeting
and dinner, to Henry Cole, 89 Valley Park
Drive, Clanfield, Hants. PO8 0PS.
T. 023 9259 9168.
A ticket will be sent.
London Masonic Walk
Meet 11am Royal Exchange (Bank Station
Exit 3). Every last Friday of the month: 30
July, 27 August, 24 September, 29 October,
26 November. Two-hour walk with Yasha
Beresiner (qualified City guide): Mason's
Alley, Goose & Gridiron site; Wren's St
Paul's; Johnson and the Cheshire Cheese;
Fleet Street (where the Knights Templar
may have started it all): The Temple.
£5 per person (under-12s free).
No need to book or call, but can contact
on Yasha @ 07768 292066. Organised
by The Streets of London.
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076
and Correspondence Circle
Future Lodge meetings (5pm on Thursdays
at Freemasons' Hall, London):
17 February Paper by Andrew Durr on
The Chicken and Egg the Emblem Book
12 May, 23 June, 8 September,
10 November (Installation).
Individual members and members of Lodges
in the Correspondence Circle (not below
the rank of Master Mason) are welcome to
attend. Contact: T. 020 7405 7340.
Web site: www.quatuorcoronati.com.
Diary dates (Spring Summer 2005),
Wednesdays: 79pm. Fee £7.
16 February John Acaster (Sir Francis Bacon,
Religion & the Secrets of Freemasonry).
16 March Peter Nockolds (Alchemy &
Astrology The Hidden Tradition of the
Rosicrucian Alchemical Text of Atalanta
20 April Dr John Carey (The Old Gods &
Craft Traditions in Medieval Ireland).
18 May David Rankin (The Angelic Legacy
of Dr John Dee).
15 June Professor Ronald Hutton
(The History & Nature of Modern Paganism).
Please send a cheque for £7 made payable
to Canonbury Masonic Research Centre.
Enquiries: Carole McGilvery 020 7226 6256
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