The partnership established between the Grand Lodge and Brock University, St. Catharines, has proven most productive and mutually beneficial to both educational institutions. Its beginning was with the initiative of the Heritage Lodge No. 730 to support and maintain the Masonic collection in the James A. Gibson Library, and continuing with the posting on line of the Proceedings of Grand Lodge from 1855 to 2010.


 The Eighth Annual Dr. Charles A. Sankey lecture in Masonic Studies at Brock University, funded by the College of Freemasonry, will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017:

The Badge of a Freemason: New Stories from Old Aprons
By: Dr. Aimee E. Newell

The 2017 Sankey Lecture will be presented by Dr. Aimee E. Newell. Dr.Newell’s lecture will be on The Badge of a Freemason: New Stories from Old Aprons. Dr. Aimee E. Newell was the Director of Collections, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, (Lexington Massachusetts) with curatorial responsibility for a collection of 17,000 artifacts, including Masonic and fraternal artifacts and American decorative arts. Dr. Newell has published a number of books including Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection (2013). Dr. Newell’s most recent book is entitled The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (2015). Tickets are now available through link on the TICKETS page.
 

 

 

The Seventh Annual Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture in Masonic Studies at Brock University, funded by the College of Freemasonry, was held on Sunday March 20, 2016:

Sankey Lecture Series in Masonic Studies - 2016
Searching for the Apple Tree: What Happened in 1716?
By Dr. Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow

Dr. Andrew Prescott FSA FRHistS Professor of Digital Humanities, AHRC Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Transformations, University of Glasgow. Dr. Prescott will be delivering the lecture on work done jointly with Dr. Susan M. Sommers Professor of History, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. They will be looking at the history of the Apple Tree tavern, Covent Garden, where the first meetings that led to the formation of the Grand Lodge in London were supposedly held.
 

The Sixth Annual Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture in Masonic Studies at Brock University, funded by the College of Freemasonry, was held on Sunday March 22, 2015: 

Sankey Lecture Series in Masonic Studies - 2015
The Masonic Empire of Thomas Dunckerley: England to Quebec and the Broad Oceans In-between
By Dr. Susan M. Sommers Professor of History, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Click here to watch the 2015 Sankey lecture.

The Fifth Annual Lecture was held on Sunday March 30, 2014: 

Sankey Lecture Series in Masonic Studies - 2014
Brothers in Arms: Freemasons and the War of 1812
By Dr. Renée Lafferty, Associate Professor, Department of History Brock University

Click here to watch the 2014 Sankey lecture.

Click here to learn more about the Sankey Lectures, this year's lecture, as well as to view videos of all the previous years' lectures.