Welcome to the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture Series
This annual lecture series is named in honour of R.W. Bro. Charles A. Sankey (1905 – 2009) and is part of the partnership between the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario and Brock University.
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 online of the Proceedings of Grand Lodge from 1855 to 2010.
Dr. Sankey served as Chancellor of Brock University from 1969 to 1974. A renowned Masonic scholar, he was active in all the concordant bodies of Masonry including the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, the Royal Order of Scotland, and Royal Arch Masons. His extensive collection of rare Masonic books and papers is in the Special Collections of the James Gibson Library at Brock, providing a rich resource for research scholars and students.
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Sankey Lecture will be held on Sunday March 30, 2014. Dr. Renée Lafferty-Salhany, Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University is the guest lecturer. The title of her presentation will be “Brothers in Arms: Freemasons and the War of 1812″.
For a preview of Dr. Lafferty-Salhany’s presentation watch the following video here.
Tickets will be available from the Brock University Box Office early in the New Year. Please check back.
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