On 1 November 2018, Christopher Noon visited Parthenon Lodge No. 112, under the Grand Lodge of Greece, to deliver his 2018 Prestonian Lecture titled: ‘A Good Workman Praises his Tools: Masonic Metaphors in Ancient Greece’
As the Lecture itself focuses on Masonic Metaphors in Ancient Greek art and texts, it turned out to be a rather exceptional event in many ways in the setting of Freemasons' Hall in Central Athens. Firstly, the Prestonian Lecturer’s visit started off with a visit to the Acropolis, where he had first-hand experience of one of the most marvellous examples of Ancient Greek operative masonry.
Upon delivery of the lecture, the audience was particularly pleased in seeing metaphors and allegories they have been familiar with, put in an official masonic context, substantiated by facts and tangible sources. Christopher too, had the opportunity to receive several in-depth questions on the subject, showcasing his magnificent grasp of Ancient Greek symbolism and literature.
The Immediate Past Grand Master and Honorary Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Greece, George Vassilogeorgis, who was present at the delivery of the lecture, expressed his satisfaction over the labours of the evening and commented on the arduous work that Christopher undertook in compiling one of the most distinguished pieces of masonic research.
Over 80 members who were present at the lecture later attended the Festive Board, toasting to the speaker’s health and prosperity.