ISSUE 14, July 2005

The King and the Craft
Quarterly Communication: Speech of the Grand Master and Speech of the Pro Grand Master and Report of the Board of General Purposes Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech of the Pro First Grand Principle and Report of the Committee of General Purposes Grand Lodge dues: Message from the President of the Board of General Purposes
    Masonic Housing: Major changes Finance: Choosing an investment manager Travel: Tantalising Tunisia Goose and Gridiron: Historic Masonic unveiling Extravaganza: Hollywood comes to Grand Lodge Masonic Events: Day of Fun and Medical, University and Legal Lodges' Festival Education: Sheffield Masonic Library and Forthcoming events and The Entered Apprentice Specialist Lodges: Revving up to success and where eagles dare International: The horror of Phuket and Grand Charity team visit disaster area Library and Museum: Fraternal societies Masonic Charities: NMSF and RMBI and RMTGB and Grand Charity
Obituaries, Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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Classic cars at the Girls’ School – they will be back in September
    Masons, their families and friends will be welcome at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, on Saturday, 3 September, where they will find an exciting range of activities throughout the day.
    The festivities start at noon, with the Metropolitan Grand Lodge v. Provincial Grand Lodge of East Kent cricket match.
    From 3pm the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club will finish its annual rally at the School, with around 200 vehicles expected from all over the country. Many of the entrants will be bringing their PGM!
    In addition, there will also be a display of classic and modern motorcycles provided by Graham Milton Lodge No. 9796, from the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire.
    Throughout the afternoon, groups will be taken for a special tour of the School and Chapel. From 7pm there will be an open-air band concert, featuring the 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks.
    So bring the family and a picnic and enjoy a remarkable day. Entry is £40 per car in advance, no matter how many in the car – £45 on the gate. Tickets are available from Met GL, Rickmansworth Extravaganza, PO Box 29055, London, wc2b 5un. Please enclose a sae.

    Programme: Saturday, 17 September 2005

0945: Reception and coffee
1030: Presentation in the Great Hall:
      A literary, legal and Masonic anthology
11.15: Inter-faith service at Lincoln’s Inn Chapel
12.30: Reception
1315: Lunch

Cost: £65, inclusive of drinks.
Cheques should be made payable to “Chancery Bar Lodge”.
No regalia is worn and there is no ceremony.

The Association of Medical, University and Legal Lodges (AMULL) is to hold its fifth festival in the splendid surroundings of Lincoln’s Inn on 17 September hosted by Chancery Bar Lodge No. 2456.
    AMULL brings together these professional Lodges, and the festival enables them to publicise their charitable and other works, which also involve wives and other non-Masons.
    The Festival will be honoured by the presence of RW Bro Lord Millett, the Metropolitan Grand Master, who is a member of Chancery Bar Lodge.
    About £3,000 is raised at the festivals – this year will be the fifth such event – and last year AMULL also donated a very rare surgical book from 1836 which was given to the Royal College of Surgeons, with which Freemasonry has had a long association.
    AMULL aims to promote a bursary or prize scheme for undergraduates to help them with their studies, and there is already money available in a fund for this purpose.
    A further step is a plan to build on this foundation and expand the concept to universities and the Craft outside London.
    The universities were initially represented by Imperial College and London University, and there are now moves to involve provincial universities.
    Previous September festivals have been held in the Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, hosted by Rahere Lodge No. 2546; at Gray’s Inn, hosted by Gray’s Inn Lodge No. 4938; at Painters’ Hall, hosted by Aesculapius Lodge No. 2410 and at the Royal College of Surgeons, hosted by Royal Dental Hospital Lodge No. 7099.
    Lincoln’s Inn Fields is in the heart of London, at Holborn, not far from Grand Lodge, and is the largest square in London, covering 12 acres, and was built by Inigo Jones in the 17th century.

Booking enquiries to: Leigh Sagar, 12 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3SW. T. 020 7419 8000. Fax: 020 7419 8050. Email:

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