Tercentenary Conference: Celebrating 300 Years of Freemasonry

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Date / time: 9 September - 11 September, 4:36 pm

Queens' College Cambridge

Tercentenary Conference: Celebrating 300 Years of Freemasonry

June 2017 is an important landmark in the history of Freemasonry as it marks the three hundredth anniversary of the first meeting of the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster; the first Grand lodge in the world. To celebrate this momentous occasion the members of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 are hosting a Conference at Queens’ College, Cambridge, from Friday, 9 September 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016.

The lodge was founded by brethren who were intent on using an evidence-based approach to the study of Masonic history and research into Freemasonry. This innovative approach was intended to replace the imaginative writings of earlier authors on the history of Freemasonry. This new style and approach was later to be referred to as the ‘authentic school’ of Masonic research.

The founders planned to develop an interest in research among brethren everywhere, to have papers read and discussed in the lodge and published in its transactions, Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (AQC). The lodge thus hoped to attract the attention and enlist the cooperation of Masonic scholars and lecturers in all parts of the world.

Quatuor Coronati Lodge, fondly known as QC Lodge, is the premier lodge of Masonic research and its members continue today to work to the standards laid down all those years ago in striving to maintain the high quality of research papers, lectures and discussion established at the foundation.

The conference is open to all Freemasons and non-Freemasons interested in Masonic History.

Tercentenary Conference Programme

Delegates to the conference have the option of attending either on a fully-residential basis at Queens’ College or on a non-residential basis. Full details are available on the conference booking website: