ISSUE 13, April 2005

Editorial
The Campbells are coming: At speed!
Travel: Warming to Iceland
Royal Masonic Family: The Six Masonic Sons of George III, Part II
Quarterly Communication: Address of the Pro Grand Master and: Report of the Board of General Purposes
The flying eye hospital
Beamish Museum: The million pound project
  Wigan Grand Lodge: The Liverpool rebels
Chelsea Lodge: That's entertainment
Re-enactment: The way we were and: The Russian connection
Community Service: Weathering the storm
Faith and Freemasonry: God and the Craft
Education: Researching Freemasonry on the Internet and: Masonic events
Freemasons Hall: Masons at War
Grand Charity: Report and grant list and: Support for Asian tsunami
Masonic Charities: Reports from the Masonic charities
Obituaries, Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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    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 mcgilvery@canonbury.ac.uk www.canonbury.ac.uk


    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: j.p.banham@shef.ac.uk. 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 Summer Conference

The Heart of Freemasonry
Saturday, 25 June, Freemasons’ Hall, London (Master Masons and above).

1245 Registration
1315 Chairman’s welcome and introduction
1330 Clive Hicks: Beauty and Unity
1415 The Pro Grand Master, Lord Northampton: Whither Directing Our Course?
1500 Tea
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).


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