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.
|The Ark of the Masonic Covenant
|its history, purpose and importance
|THE ORDER OF FREE GARDENERS IT’S RITUAL REGALIA & DEMISE
|An account of the rise and fall of this Friendly Society and its relationship with Freemasonry in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
|THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT
|The life and Masonic career of our long-serving Grand Master
|THE ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY IN SCOTLAND
|The development of Freemasonry in Scotland , from Knights Templar onwards
|WOMEN AND FREEMASONRY
|JAMAICA ISLAND OF SUGAR AND MASONRY
|THE 3 UNITED GL’s OF ENGLAND & THE ROLE OF MASONIC JEWELS
|A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS OF AMERICA
|Their important contribution to American History
|The Ancient order of Frothblowers
|Their role in Medical advancement
|Ye Ancient order of Squaremen
|Their link to Operative Masonry
|The Equilateral Triangle
|An investigation into the use of the Equilateral Triangle ( Mark and RAM)
|Harry Houdini – Master Mason
|A description of the life and career of th4e famous Magician and his masonic connection – includes actual performed magic (Mark and RAM
|The Red Apron
|The History of the Craft Stewards Red Aprons
|ORIGINS OF THE MARK -IT’S ROOTS & ORIGINS IN OPERATIVE MASONRY
|A brief history of our origins with particular reference to its roots in Operative masonry.
|WORKMEN FROM THE QUARRIES & THE KEYSTONE
|An investigation of where the quarries were that the workmen would have come from and some details around the use of the “Keystone”
|THE FORMATION OF MARK GL – A TALE OF INTRIGUE
|THE HISTORY OF MARK GRAND LODGE
|How the GLMMM cam into being, the state of Mark Masonry before this, and the Grand Lodge’s struggle and development.
|PORTAL AND THE MARK BENEVOLENT FUND
|The life and times of Rev George R Portal, Mark Grand Master, and the origin and development of the MBF.
|THE FIRST ROYAL MARK MASON
|The fascinating life and Masonic career of Queen Victoria’s youngest son, who died of haemophiliac and was the first Royal Mark Mason.
|JUST WHO IS THE GRAND MASTER OF MARK MASONRY
|A pen picture of the GM career civilian and masonic.
|THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MARK FOR OTHER MASONIC ORDERS
|Development of the Mark Degree
|Which Mark Tracing Board should we be using?
|A brief look at the variation in Mark Tracing Boards
|Masonic Degrees of Solomon’s Temple
|The Mason Mark
|some observations around the use of the Masons Marks around the world
|R.M. Handfield -Jones: the man, the medic and the Mason
|The story of a First World War hero, successful surgeon, industrious and distinguished Mark Mason, and Masonic author. The Grand Stewards Lecture 2018.
|The Officers of the Mark Lodge
|A simple account of who is who isn’t an Officer, how they get their jobs, and the significance of their collar jewels.
|The timber for the Temple
|An 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.
|The Story of the Mark tracing board
|The 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.
|The fascinating foibles of Henry Fitzroy
|The 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.
|George Fearnley: medic, mayor and Mason
|The personal, professional, political and Masonic career of George Fearnley – busy doctor, first Mayor of Dewsbury, Deputy PGM and Grand Superintendent of West Yorkshire, and ruler of Knights Templar in Yorkshire in the mid-19th century.
|A tale of two glasses
|The story of two firing glasses, the distinguished professional and Masonic lives of the two brethren who donated them, and the unexpected connections between them.
|An Advancement in knowledge
|An account of some of the unexplained aspects and symbolism of the ceremony of advancement.
|The History of the Keystone and it’s symbolism
|15 – 20 Mins
|THE ERA OF NOAH
|The Legend, Ritual and Symbolism of Royal Ark Masonry
|The Universal deluge in Christianity and other world religions and where some of the symbolism in the ritual came from.
|MORTON EDWARDS – THE MAN, THE MODELLER AND THE MARINER
|The colourful life of the shady character who ruled the Ancient & Honourable Fraternity of royal Ark Mariners before the Mark took it over.
|Noah and His Family
|A history of the Royal Ark Mariners
|A history of the degree, its government and relationship to Mark Masonry
|John Dorrington: Grand Commander
|A 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 2014
|RAM – The Legend behind the Degree
|An investigation around the legend of Noah and the use within the RAM degree
|A tale of two tracing boards
|a short explanation of the Royal Ark Mariner Tracing board
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