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.

2020 SANKEY LECTURE

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Sankey Lecture will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 

Lecturer: Prof. Cécile Révauger, University of Bordeaux, France

Lecture title: “Enlightenment, Gender and Race: Personal Reflections on Leading Issues in Masonic Studies”

  • Prof. Révauger will tell the audience about major themes from her long and active career as an expert on the history of Freemasonry in Europe and the Americas.

Tickets: Available for FREE here.

There will be a reception after the Lecture. All visitors are welcome to attend and speak with the Lecturer. Copies of her book Black Freemasonry: From Prince Hall to the Giants of Jazz (2016) will be available for purchase.

2019 SANKEY LECTURE

The 2019 Sankey Lecture was presented by Prof. Chernoh M. Sesay Jr. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, and was entitled Democracy, Freedom, and the Beginnings of Black Freemasonry. The video of the lecture is now available here.

10th Anniversary of the Sankey Lectures

The 2019 Lecture represented the 10th Lecture in the series. For a short recap of all the lectures, please download the following document – Ten Years of Sankey Lectures

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