The Lodge has, since 1988, been presenting an interesting series of Masonic Lectures, compiled by Masters of the Lodge. These Lectures were originally worked within the Lodge but in order to widen Masonic learning and to support our Provincial Grand Master's nominated charity, we are very pleased to offer them, on request, to any Lodge.
Each Lecture lasts between 35 and 45 minutes and is worked either by an individual or by a team of five or more Provincial Stewards. For further information, please contact the Lecture Committee Chairman, whose details appear below.
A summary of currently available lectures:
The 1st 2nd and 3rd Degree Lectures are based on the 1823 Emulation Lectures, originally prepared by our founding Master and Wardens in 1988 – These lectures provide an ideal way to support new brethren as they progress through the various degrees and may be booked individually or as a 'trilogy' across a number of lodge meetings as the opportunity arises:
1st Degree Lecture: An informative lecture building on the ceremony of initiation and explaining the meaning of many masonic terms together with a detailed explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board.
2nd Degree Lecture: Based on the second of the Emulation Lectures; the study of Human Science. The emphasis is again on the tracing board of that degree as well as providing illustrations of the Pillars of Masonry.
3rd Degree Lecture: Based on the corresponding Emulation Lecture but of particular interest. The lecture contains a full explanation of the tracing board and incorporates portions of Preston's Third Lecture.
The Atholl Lecture: The Ceremony of Initiation based on an 18th Century working – an interesting and light hearted look at the way things used to be done.
Seven Ways to Take an Obligation: An interesting and informative lecture on the history of the Bibles and Texts sacred to the multiplicity of our Brethren and including a brief outline of their uses in our Ceremonies.
The Progression Lecture: A light hearted look at the various stages of a masonic career – from Candidate to PGM told as a series of simple rhymes.
Everything in Freemasonry has a Meaning - an Aspect: contemplates the relevance of the numbers 3, 5, and 7 within Freemasonry – presented by W. Bro Alan Berman.