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Lectures

The following list details lectures which are suitable for the Mark and RAM degrees.

The lecturers are all willing to travel across the Province to your Lodges.
In some cases a small donation to the lecturers Charity of Choice may be requested, in all cases it is expected that a Lecturer will be treated as a Honoured Guest of the Lodge.

As much notice as possible must be given when booking a lecture.
Booking well in advance is more likely to secure your preferred lecture.

It is unlikely that last minute “Panic Request” will be fulfilled, although efforts will be made in all cases.

Key for requirements in table below:
* =PowerPoint Presentation or Projector used
# =Includes Musical Instruments.

NumberReqsTitleDescriptionDuration
GN01 The Ark of the Masonic Covenant its history, purpose and importance 
GN02 THE ORDER OF FREE GARDENERS IT'S RITUAL REGALIA & DEMISEAn account of the rise and fall of this Friendly Society and its relationship with Freemasonry in the 18th and 19th Centuries.40 mins
GN03 THE FALL OF HONG KONG AND MASONRY UNDER THE JAPANESEHong Kong in WW240 mins
GN04*FREEMASONRY IN THE WORLD WAR 2 PRISON CAMPSLife of a British POW freemason held captive for nearly five years in various camps and the masonic activities run in those camps25 mins
GN05 THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT The life and Masonic career of our long-serving Grand Master30 mins
GN06 ROBERT BURNS THE MASON (SUITABLE FOR A BURNS NIGHT)Life of Robbie Burns30 mins
GN07 THE ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY IN SCOTLANDThe development of Freemasonry in Scotland , from Knights Templar onwards30 mins
GN08 MASONIC ODDMENTS RELATING TO TEMPLES AND CEREMONIESA walk around the temple. Fixed and movable jewels, columns, flooring, furniture, gloves, apron, kept foot, blazing start etc.20 mins
GN09 WOMEN AND FREEMASONRY 20 mins
GN10*JAMAICA ISLAND OF SUGAR AND MASONRY 40 mins
GN11Craft onlyFREEMASONRY IN THE HOLY LAND & FORMATION OF THE GL OF ISRAELFormation of the Grand Lodge of Israel 194720 mins
GN12*THE 3 UNITED GL's OF ENGLAND & THE ROLE OF MASONIC JEWELSas stated40 mins
GN13* A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS OF AMERICATheir important contribution to American History40 mins
GN14 The Ancient order of Frothblowers Their role in Medical advancement 
GN15 Ye Ancient order of SquaremenTheir link to Operative Masonry 
GN16 The Equilateral TriangleAn investigation into the use of the Equilateral Triangle ( Mark and RAM)20 mins
GN17 Harry Houdini - Master MasonA description of the life and career of th4e famous Magician and his masonic connection - includes actual performed magic (Mark and RAM30 mins
GN18*PRINCE HALL - His Life, Times, and Masonic LegacyPrince Hall, the first well-known African - American Freemason - a brief history of his lodge and the Grand Lodges derived from it - the recent struggles to gain global recognition and its Involvement with the Grand Lodge of England.30 mins
GN19*CHEVALIER RAMSAY -His Life, Times, and Masonic LegacyChevalier Andrew Michael Ramsay and his Life with particular emphasis on his "Oration" and its impact on European Freemasonry30 mins
GN20*JOSEPH RUDYARD KIPLING - His Life and WorksHis Life and His Works and some of his Masonic Allusions and Illustrations in his written works30 mins
GN21*MALTA, GC - A Military and Masonic CrossroadsThe Evolution of Freemasonry in Malta from 1730 with emphasis on the Role of the Knights of St John and British Military Lodges and Brethren.30 mins
GN22*THE WEST INDIES - A Military and Masonic CrossroadsAn Introduction to the Role of The West Indies and Visiting Military Lodges in the Development of Freemasonry30 mins
GN23*ACROSS THE POND - Observations on Freemasonry in the United StatesA general introduction to freemasonry in the United States of America - the attitude of the general public - its structure - and, as required, a detailed commentary on one or more of the degrees and orders which make up the York Rite35 mins
GN24*THE CRAFT AND BEYOND A general introduction to freemasonry beyond the Craft and the qualifications for the current mainstream orders35 mins
MM01 INTERESTING VARIATIONS IN THE MARK DEGREE  
MM02*ORIGINS OF THE MARK -IT'S ROOTS & ORIGINS IN OPERATIVE MASONRYA brief history of our origins with particular reference to its roots in Operative masonry.30 mins
MM03*MARK MASONRY IT'S MARKS OPERATIVE AND SPECULATIVEMasons marks, how and why developed. Other trades marks i.e. gold and silver.20 mins
MM04*WORKMEN FROM THE QUARRIES & THE KEYSTONEAn investigation of where the quarries were that the workmen would have come from and some details around the use of the "Keystone"25 mins
MM05 WHICH STONE (THE HEADSTONE - CORNERSTONE - KEYSTONE) 20 mins
MM06 THE FORMATION OF MARK GL - A TALE OF INTRIGUE  
MM07 THE HISTORY OF MARK GRAND LODGEHow the GLMMM cam into being, the state of Mark Masonry before this, and the Grand Lodge's struggle and development.30 mins
MM08 PORTAL AND THE MARK BENEVOLENT FUNDThe life and times of Rev George R Portal, Mark Grand Master, and the origin and development of the MBF.30 mins
MM09 THE FIRST ROYAL MARK MASONThe fascinating life and Masonic career of Queen Victoria's youngest son, who died of haemophiliac and was the first Royal Mark Mason.30 mins
MM10 JUST WHO IS THE GRAND MASTER OF MARK MASONRYA pen picture of the GM career civilian and masonic. 
MM11 THE OVERSEERS AND THE SENIOR WARDENS WICKET  
MM12 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MARK FOR OTHER MASONIC ORDERS  
MM13 TRADITIONS AND SYMBOLS OF THE MARK  
MM14 The Mark degree Traditional History and Tracing Board lectures (both together)informative lecture on both the Traditional History and tracing board of the Mark Degree45 mins
MM15 Development of the Mark Degree  
MM16 ARK MARK AND LINKThe Degrees of Ark, Mark & Link and their role in Northern England in the transition from Craft and Mark working before and after the Union of 1813.30 mins
MM17 Which Mark Tracing Board should we be using?A brief look at the variation in Mark Tracing Boards 
MM18 Masonic Degrees of Solomon's Temple  
MM19 The Mason Marksome observations around the use of the Masons Marks around the world20 mins
MM20 R.M. Handfield -Jones: the man, the medic and the MasonThe story of a First World War hero, successful surgeon, industrious and distinguished Mark Mason, and Masonic author. The Grand Stewards Lecture 2018.30 mins
MM21 The Officers of the Mark LodgeA simple account of who is who isn't an Officer, how they get their jobs, and the significance of their collar jewels.30 mins
MM22 The timber for the TempleAn account oy why Lebanon cedar was so sought after, where it came from, how it was transported, what it was used for in the Temple, and the significance of Joppa.30 mins
MM23 The Story of the Mark tracing boardThe story of the origin and development of our various tracing boards, and of the Masonic and professional lives of the two completely different characters who produced the boards most commonly used.30 mins
MM24 The fascinating foibles of Henry FitzroyThe life and times of Earl of Euston, Pro Grand Master; a tale of scandal, notoriety and intrigue, as well as of his Masonic career and achievements.30 mins
MM25*ST LAWRENCE THE MARTYR AND ENGLISH FREEMASONRYThe History of St Lawrence the Martyr and the route by which he became a central figure in a Masonic Degree35 mins
MM26*A REPOSITORY OF ANTIENTS PRACTICESAn address on the Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees and how it evolved as a repository of some of the degrees and orders worked by The Antients35 mins
MM27 A Demonstration of aspects of the Advancement CeremonyDemonstration of the Mark Degree by Provincial team45 mins
RA01 The Royal Ark Mariner degree Tracing Board lectureinformative lecture on the RAM tracing board30 mins
RA02 THE RAINBOW DEGREE - POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF THE RAM DEGREE 35 mins
RA03 THE ARK AND THE DOVE 30 mins
RA04 BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAM DEGREE 30 mins
RA05 THE ERA OF NOAH 30 mins
RA06 NOAK AND HIS ARK -EXPEDITION TO FIND THE ARK & WHO ELSE HAD FLOODSA look at the ritual, offering various possible solutions. What happened to Noah's third son and why miss out a generation. Expeditions looking for the remains of the Ark.30 mins
RA07 The Legend, Ritual and Symbolism of Royal Ark MasonryThe Universal deluge in Christianity and other world religions and where some of the symbolism in the ritual came from.25 mins
RA08 THE ORIGINS OF THE PORPHYRY STONE 35 mins
RA09*MORTON EDWARDS - THE MAN, THE MODELLER AND THE MARINERThe colourful life of the shady character who ruled the Ancient & Honourable Fraternity of royal Ark Mariners before the Mark took it over.30 mins
RA10 Noah and His Family  
RA11 A history of the Royal Ark MarinersA history of the degree, its government and relationship to Mark Masonry30 mins
RA12 John Dorrington: Grand CommanderA personal and professional life of this 19th century Mason, and his contribution to he revival of the Royal Ark Mariner degree. The Grand Stewards' Lecture 201430 mins
RA13 RAM - The Legend behind the DegreeAn investigation around the legend of Noah and the use within the RAM degree25 mins

Please use the form below to book your chosen lecture.

Provincial Lecture Booking Form