Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Spring–Summer 2004 Programme
of Public Lectures: Wednesdays,
7pm–9pm. Entry fee £7.|
21 April: The Crucified Rose–The Rosicrucian
Diaspora in Europe & America (Robert A. Gilbert).
19 May: The Temples at Jerusalem & their
Masonic Connections (George Farrah).
16 June: Masonic Parallels & Symbolism in the
Ancient Egyptian Mystery Tradition (John Gordon).
To reserve a place at the lectures please
send a cheque for £7 made payable to
Canonbury Masonic Research Centre.
Canonbury Papers available
Canonbury Bookshop – Central Regalia –
The Bookshop, Freemasons’ Hall,
Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
Available now: The Canonbury Papers –
Volume 1: The Social Impact of Freemasonry
on the Modern Western World.
Limited edition only:£17.50 (+£2.50 p&p UK)
Sterling payments only please.
Enquiries: Carole McGilvery 020 7226 6256.
CMRC International Conference
CMRC Sixth International Conference
(Saturday, Sunday, 6 & 7 November 2004):
Freemasonry and Religion: Many faiths –
This conference aims to explore the
relationship between Freemasonry and
various religious faiths, and to explore
the activities and ideas of individuals and
bodies, which have had a significant impact
on this relationship.
The papers should contain original,
hitherto unpublished research. They need
not be narrowly focussed, and should be
accessible to a non-specialist audience.
Proposals for papers in the form of a
synopsis of not more than 300 words should
be submitted to Carole McGilvery,
Conference Organiser, at the CMRC office.
The Cornerstone Society
This is the Society for those Freemasons
who have ever asked themselves questions
about the deeper meaning behind our
The talk given by Julian Rees at Broadsmith
Lodge in Cheshire entitled Freemasonry – the
Heart of the Matter will be repeated at Cabbell
Lodge No. 807 in Norwich on Saturday, 22
May 2004 (lunchtime meeting).
For details write with s.a.e. to Stuart
Lamb, The Old Post Office, 100 Long
John’s Hill, Norwich NR1 2LY or email:
The fifth annual London Conference,
for Master Masons and above, will be held
on Saturday, 26 June 2004. The title is In
the Middle Chamber.
MW Bro. Fabio Venzi, Grand Master of
Italy, will speak on the Neoplatonists of
Cambridge, Prof. John Grange on The
Transcendence of Eternity, the Rev. Neville
Barker-Cryer on Monastic Custom and
Mason Craft, and John Hamill will give a
guided explanation of elements within the
This will be followed by the customary
question-and-answer session and there
will be a ritual workshop based on the old
German Schröder ritual second degree.
Tickets cost £21 to include a packed lunch.
Write with s.a.e. to The Cornerstone Society,
68 Foxley Lane, Purley, Surrey CR8 3EE.
The fourth Northern Conference will
be held at Leyland, Lancashire on Saturday,
13 November 2004. Details to follow.
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The Centre for Research into
Freemasonry, University of Sheffield
The Centre is organising the following
public seminars during 2004. Admission is
free and all are welcome. Unless otherwise
stated, seminars start at 5.15pm and are held
in the Library Seminar Room, Department
of History, University of Sheffield,
387 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HQ.
For further information, contact the
Centre’s Secretary Julie Banham
(T. 0114 222 9890; fax 0114 222 9893;
27 April: Professor Cecile Revauger,
Université de Bordeaux III: Major concepts of
Freemasonry: a comparative approach between France,
Great Britain and the United States. (Joint seminar with
the French Department; to be held at 3pm in French
Departmental Library, Floor 7, Arts Tower).
9 June: Professor Patrick W. Conner, West
Virginia University: What Has James Joyce to Do with
Prince Hall? The Masons’ Bond in the Social Periphery.
This seminar marks the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday,
the day described in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses,
whose hero Leopold Bloom was a Freemason.
14 October: Trevor Stewart: English Speculative
Freemasonry – Some Possible Origins, Themes and
Developments (The Prestonian Lecture for 2004).
6pm, Arts Tower lecture theatre.
21 October: Corinne de Popow, Dream and
Reality in the Works of James Hogg. Hogg (1770-1835),
the author of the celebrated Scottish novel The
Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified
Sinner, became a Freemason in unusual circumstances
shortly before his death.
16 November: Professor José A. Ferrer Benimeli,
Universidad de Zaragoza,The History of Freemasonry in
Spain (in Spanish with English summary).
14 December: Professor David Stevenson,
University of St Andrews, Religion and Freemasonry in
Scotland in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Centre is organising with the Society
for the Study of Labour History, the Centre
for Gender Studies in Europe and the Friendly
Societies Research Group a conference
entitled We Band of Brothers: Freemasonry in
Radical and Social Movements, 1700-2000 from
18-20 November 2004 at the The Tapton
Masonic Hall, Shore Lane, Fulwood,
Sheffield S10 3BU. Proposals for papers
are welcome. For further details, contact
Recent additions to the Centre’s web
site include a searchable version of John
Lane’s gazeteer of lodges warranted by the
English Grand Lodges, Masonic Records
1717-1894: www.shef.ac.uk/~crf. The
Centre produces a free monthly electronic
newsletter. To subscribe, send your email
address to Julie Banham.