ISSUE 11, October 2004
Editorial
Elias Ashmole: Masonic Icon
Travel: The magical beauty of Scotland
Honoured: By the Glovers' livery company
The Theatre: Strong links between Craft and stage
Quarterly Communication: Address of the Pro Grand Master and, Report of the Board of General Purposes
Mauritius: Fascinating Masonic history
Rochester Cathedral: Kent Masons' magnificent fresco
Clerkenwell: 25 years of Masonry
  Bravery award: One Mason's heroism is honoured
Christmas shopping: What to buy in London's West End
High flight: Helping terminally ill children
Jewels of the Craft: An essential part of Masonry
Library & Museum: John Pine exhibition and Library & Museum Trust report
Masonic education: Events for Masons; Quatuor Coronati Lodge; Mentors for new Masons
Charities: Masons provide emergency aid for flood victims; Charity news; Demelza gives voice
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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Masonic Education










Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Freemasonry and Religion:
Many Faiths – One Religion


Saturday, 6 November
0915
Registration & Coffee
0950
Opening: CMRC Trustees

Introduction: Carole McGilvery, CMRC Conference Organiser.

Chairman: Professor Andrew Prescott (Director, Centre for Research into Freemasonry, University of Sheffield).
1000
John Hamill (Director of Communications, UGLE): Freemasonry and Religion: the English View.
1040
Colin Bissell (PM, Langport Lodge for Masonic Study): The Masonic Archbishop of Canterbury: Geoffrey Fisher.
1120
Morning Coffee
1145
Tobias Churton (Lecturer, Western Esotericism (Freemasonry & Rosicrucianism), Dept of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter: Heretical or Revolutionary? Anderson’s Constitutions 1723–1738
1225
Speaker’s Panel – Questions and discussion.
1300
Lunch Break
1430
Dr Yuri Stoyanov (SOAS, University of London): Inter-relations between Freemasonry and the Eastern Orthodox Churches
1510
Professor Antonio Panaino (Dean, Faculty for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy): Zoroastrians and Freemasonry.
1550
Afternoon Tea
1620
Rev Neville Barker Cryer (Prestonian Lecturer (1974) Batham Lecturer (1996-1968): Mormonism and Freemasonry: a Study in Secrecy.
1700
Speaker’s Panel – Questions and discussion
1730
Close

Sunday, 7 November
0930
Coffee
0950
Welcome & Introduction:

Chairman – John Hamill.
1000
Robert Gilbert (Prestonian Lecturer 1997): Paranoia & Patience: Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church
1040
Professor Cecile Revauger (University of Bordeaux III): Freemasonry and Religion in 18th century Britain
1120
Morning Coffee
1145
David McCready (Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin): Theology of Craft Masonry as Demonstrated in the Emulation Ritual.
1225
Speaker’s Panel – Questions and Discussion
1300
Lunch Break
1430
Dr. Henrik Bogdan (Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Goteborg): Kabbalistic Influence on the Early Development of the Master Mason Degree of Freemasonry.
1510
Trevor Stewart (Prestonian Lecturer 2004): William Hutchinson FSA (1732-1814): A Study of Northern Spiritual Engagement.
1550
Robert I Peter (Assistant Professor, University of Szeged, Hungary): Controversial Masonic Attitudes to Christianity in the Age of Enlightenment
1630
Speaker’s Panel – Questions and Discussion
1650
Afternoon Tea
1730
Close

Programme of Public Lectures (Wednesdays 7–9pm. Entry Fee £7)

October 20
Dr Ramses Seleem: The Journey of the Soul through the Egyptian Book of Life.

November 17
Peter Dawkins: The Shakespeare Enigma and the Freemasonic and Sosicrucian Codes.

December 8
Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton): Spiritual Development through Kabbalistic Astrology. Enquiries on travel, meals ticket reservations & accommodation to Carole McGilvery T. 020 7226 6256
Weekend conference £70 (excluding lunch). Please make cheques payable to Canonbury Masonic Research Centre and send to CMRC, Canonbury Tower, Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ.
Email: mcgilvery@canonbury.ac.uk
Web site: www.canonbury.ac.uk
The Cornerstone Society

   The Society has launched an enhanced and updated website at www.cornerstonesociety.com, where details of future and past conferences are posted, and texts of past talks may be downloaded.
    The fourth Northern Conference will be held at Leyland in Lancashire on Saturday, 13 November under the title Veiled in Allegory. The speakers will be Julian Rees delivering a lecture by Michael Baigent: Digging into the Degrees – Lodge Orators in the 21st Century; Professor John Grange: The Transcendence of Eternity; Neville Barker Cryer: Penetrating the Puzzles of Pritchard; Matthew Scanlan: Operative versus Speculative? John Acaster: Through the voice of a Harod? Bro Graham reveals great mysteries at the birth of Freemasonry.
    The venue will be the Leyland Masonic Centre, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire. Cost £15 including light lunch. Application to The Cornerstone Society, 17 Park Avenue, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5AX, or visit the website.
Web site: www.cornerstonesociety.com
Email: workingtools@aol.com

London Masonic Walk
Meet 11am Royal Exchange (Bank Station Exit 3). Every last Friday of the month. 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@07769 295066 Organised by The Streets of London.
Web site: www.thestreetsoflondon.co.uk