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Built to last

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
John Hamill looks back on the construction of Freemasons’ Hall from the perspective of those who worked there Despite the economic problems, the 1920s was a period of great expansion for Freemasonry. It appealed to…
Was St Paul's Cathedral built by a mason? With Christopher Wren’s membership of the Craft remaining disputed, Dr James Campbell explains why he chose this subject for his 2011 Prestonian Lecture Sir Christopher Wren is so…

discovering old london

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Did you know that before the flashing signs of Piccadilly Circus, a lavish restaurant called Café Monico stood there? A catalogue of historical objects reveals London in constant flux The sights of London attract millions…

The shared experience

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
A badly read piece of ritual is infinitely worse than a badly remembered piece, explains Director of Special Projects John Hamill When dealing with the media on behalf of Grand Lodge, one of the comments…
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…
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