Open Lectures on Freemasonry

What is Open Lectures on Freemasonry?

In this era where the printed and manuscript word becomes ever more available through digital technology, new wider panoramas for the curious can open. OpenLFM, through its online lecture series on Freemasonry given by prominent scholars, will aim to demonstrate a range of new perspectives for academics, Freemasons or simply the curious.

Lectures are audible, within technical limits, to those who are interested in the topic to be presented. Participation requires prior registration. Registration is free of charge. Registered users will be invited to OpenLFM Googlegroups and will be informed about forthcoming activities. OpenLFM beholds the right to reject any registration with no further explanation.

Next Lecture

27 June 2020 19:00 BST

John Belton

Build your inexpensive Masonic Library

The last few weeks of Covid-19 lockdown in which I chose research instead of watching boxed sets on TV has sharpened my thinking. So those research resources which can be found online became crucial to being productive, and these will be explored. Among other series I now have a complete set of Constitutions for the Moderns, most of those of the Antients and so on – these are not things you would read on the sofa in the evening, but essential to be able to refer to. Come and join me and see what can be found – don’t let the virus slow down your research!

Chair of the Session Adam Kendall

John Belton is a member of Quatuor Coronati Research Lodge in London, He is the author of the books The English Masonic Union of 1813: A Tale Antient and Modern, Dudley Wright: Writer, Truthseeker & Freemason, and the anthology A Questioning Eye on Freemasonry. His main interests are for exploring those less travelled angles to (masonic) history that often prove the most fascinating. Professionally John started work as a microbiologist, then changed to marketing and worked for the pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca.

Only registered users could get an invitation which will be sent two days before the lecture date. Please note that the size of the audience is limited by technical capacities.

A teaser from 1754

John Belton

Adam Kendall