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

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.

The 2014 Sankey Lecture was held on Sunday March 30, 2014. Dr. Renée Lafferty-Salhany, Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University was the guest lecturer. The title of her presentation was “Brothers in Arms: Freemasons and the War of 1812″. The video of this presentation is now available here.

To see the poster for this event, please click here.

For a preview of Dr. Lafferty-Salhany’s presentation watch the following video here.

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