Welcome to the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture Series

Charles A. SankeyThis 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 on line 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.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.

2016 SANKEY LECTURE – Sunday March 202015_612_FH_SAnkLecPoster v3.indd, 2016

We are very pleased that the 2016 Sankey Lecture was presented by Dr. Andrew Prescott, FSA, FRHistS, Professor of Digital Humanities, AHRC Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Transformations, University of Glasgow. Dr. Prescott presented on Searching for the Apple Tree: What Happened in 1716? work that he has done jointly with Dr. Susan M. Sommers Professor of History, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sommers was the 2015 Sankey Lecturer. Her presentation can be found here. The full video and photos from this lecture will be posted in the near future. In the meantime, here are some excerpts from Dr. Prescott’s lecture.

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