Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Diary Dates Spring-Summer 2005
Programme of public lectures, Wednesdays
7pm–9pm. Entry fee £7.
Due to renovations at Canonbury Tower
the April, May and June meetings will be
held at The Canonbury Academy (around
the corner), 6 Canonbury Place, N1 2NQ.
20 April Dr John Carey: The Old Gods
& Craft Traditions in Medieval Ireland
18 May David Rankine: The Angelic
Legacy of Dr John Dee
15 June Professor Ronald Hutton:
The History & Nature of Modern Paganism
To reserve a place please send a cheque for £7 made
payable to Canonbury Masonic Research Centre.
CMRC 7th International Conference,
5–6 November 2005
Seeking the Light: Masonic and
other Regular Rites of Initiation
A two-day conference which explores
the historical and cultural forms of
esoteric initiation within Freemasonry
and parallel bodies.
Enquiries: Carole McGinley T. 020 7226 6256
University of Sheffield, Centre for
Research into Freemasonry|
The Centre for Research into Freemasonry
at the University of Sheffield is organising
the following free public seminars:
20 April Anthony McCann, University
of Sheffield: The Sociology of Secret Societies:
Performing the Elimination of Uncertainty
(organised with the Department of
Sociological Studies and the Centre for
Gender Studies in Europe). The seminar
will be held in the Sociological Studies
Department, Elmfield, Northumberland
Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, 4.30pm).
16 May Andy Durr, University of Sussex:
Streets, Mantelpieces and Walls: Aspects of the
Visual and Material Culture of Fraternalism.
9 June Susan Sommers, St Vincent College:
Ebenezer Sibly: An Eighteenth Century Janus.
4 October Pierre Mollier, Grand Orient
of France: Two Centuries of French Masonic
Historiography (joint seminar with the French
Department), to be held in the French
Department Library, Arts Tower, 3pm).
10 November Tom Steele, University
of Glasgow (title to be confirmed).
Except where noted, seminars begin at 5.15pm, and
are held in the Old Library, History Department,
387 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HQ. For further
details, contact Julie Banham, Centre for Research
into Freemasonry, Floor 14, Arts Tower, University
of Sheffield S10 2TN. T. 0114 222 9890; Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Centre is organising a residential workshop,
Researching and writing a Lodge history, at Halifax
Hall, Sheffield, 2–3 July. Cost, including meals
and accommodation, will be approximately £200.
Further details and booking forms are available
from Julie Banham.
The Cornerstone Society 2005
The Heart of Freemasonry
Saturday, 25 June, Freemasons’ Hall,
London (Master Masons and above).
1315 Chairman’s welcome and introduction
1330 Clive Hicks: Beauty and Unity
1415 The Pro Grand Master, Lord Northampton: Whither Directing Our Course?
1515 Dennis Chornenky, President of the Masonic Restoration Foundation of America: Initiation and the Heart of Freemasonry
1600 Cornerstone Panel
1630 Chairman’s conclusion
The Ritual Workshop this year will be
hosted by Yorick Lodge No. 2771 in their
meeting, which will commence at 1700
(undress regalia). This will be followed by
dinner at the New Connaught Rooms.
The cost of the Conference and dinner (exclusive
of wine) is £40 per person. The cost of attending
the Conference without dinner is £17 per person.
Full details and an application form can be obtained
from our website www.cornerstonesociety.com
or by writing to Mark St John Qualter, 26 Park
View Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4JE
(please enclose a stamped addressed envelope).
Sponsored by Lewis Masonic
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