Celebrating 300 years


With football and the Olympic Games dominating the news this summer, the Library and Museum’s latest exhibition at Great Queen Street celebrates freemasons’ sporting achievements. Many freemasons have been active amateur or professional sportsmen, or…

How to make a costume drama

Thursday, 15 March 2012
As Parade's End becomes the latest high-profile production to shoot at Freemasons' Hall, Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt tells Luke Turton why he enjoys filming there   Benedict Cumberbatch is in earnest conversation with a colleague…

the first entente cordiale

Thursday, 15 March 2012
When England took control of Mauritius in 1810, first British governor and Freemason Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar brought unity to the island, writes Mary Allan On the wall of the Mauritius Turf Club, the oldest…

pulling out all the stops

Thursday, 15 March 2012
While organ music has become part of the rich fabric of masonic meetings around the country, Naunton Liles wonders whether lodges should seek to preserve these historic but expensive instruments Look at any masonic music…

Freemasons in public life

Thursday, 15 March 2012
A new exhibition looks at how changes in society and its attitudes have affected the ways in which Freemasons have felt able to be part of the wider public life of the country The Library…

The essence in change

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Freemasonry has thrived for centuries because it adapts while staying true to its principles, as Director of Special Projects John Hamill explains As we begin the countdown to the tercentenary celebrations of Grand Lodge in…

The role of masonic history

Thursday, 15 March 2012
The Library & Museum of Freemasonry is putting on a free study day on Wednesday 2 May entitled Lodge, Livelihood and Locality at Glenmore House in Surbiton, Surrey The study day will bring together researchers…

Educational voyage

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
With a proud tradition stretching back almost 200 years, HMS Trincomalee is on the crest of a new learning wave, as Euan Houstoun, a descendant of a past captain, explainsIt would be an enormous task…
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