The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
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Gentlemen on the move In January 2013, Freemasons’ Hall hosted its first menswear fashion show for heritage label Hackett. Miranda Thompson witnesses the transformation of the masonic headquarters into a grand hotel ‘You’re looking great!’ The…
In the line of fire Director of Special Projects John Hamill explains how, unlike its successor, World War I saw Freemasonry tolerated, if not encouraged, by the enemy Over the coming months we will be…
What’s in a name? From rocks in Devonshire and Shrewsbury nymphs to lords who upheld the law on the Scottish border, Caitlin Davies explores the rich history behind masonic lodge names Names, as Romeo and Juliet…
On British soil With Freemasonry banned in Germany, Jersey’s Past Provincial Grand Master David Rosser explains what the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands in World War II meant for local members of the Craft The…
All at sea It is no coincidence that the same man who invented the life preserver and received a mistaken knighthood also had a wholly unique relationship with Freemasonry. John Hamill considers the life of Francis Columbine Daniel…
Message from madras Among the more unusual items in the archives of Grand Lodge is a fragile letter written in Persian, attached to an illuminated English translation In 1778, a letter was written in Madras by…
Unsurpassed collection of Freemasonry memorabilia to go under the hammer in London Update: 6th March The catalogue is now online for viewing! Click here to find out more. Roseberys' quarterly fine art auction in March…
Working as one With December marking the bicentenary of the union of the Grand Lodges, John Hamill explores the people and planning behind the creation of the United Grand Lodge of England. The formation of the Antients…
Myths and legends Director of Special Projects John Hamill puts paid to some intriguing rumours that began circulating about Freemasonry after World War II Over the past thirty years a great deal has been done by Grand…
Exploring Sunderland’s masonic history: Sunderland Heritage Quarter is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Sharing Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund The Heritage Quarter’s Georgian Treasures of Sunderland project, taking…
Troop leader Fellowship, harmony and shared moral values – the parallels between Freemasonry and Scouting have been explored by Tony Harvey in his Prestonian Lecture. He speaks to Andrew Gimson about what the two organisations can…
Reading between the lines Never shy of a controversy, Dan Brown’s decision to launch his new novel at Freemasons’ Hall revealed the bestselling author’s true feelings about the Craft, as Anneke Hak discovered Freemasons are…
Driving the British way Founded in London in 1913, Aston Martin celebrated one hundred years of manufacturing the world’s most luxurious and recognisable sports cars at Freemasons’ Hall. With James Bond’s DB5 pulling up outside,…
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