Cornwallis Lecture 2023 – 24
The prestigious annual Cornwallis Lecture is organised under the auspices of the Kent Masonic Museum & Library Trust to promote Masonic thought, discussion, and understanding.
The inaugural lecture, “Freemasonry Universal”, was written and delivered by the late The Right Honourable The Lord Cornwallis in September 2002. It was delivered at the Winter Gardens, Margate, and was attended by approximately 600 Freemasons and their ladies.
Each year a number of applicants, working under a strict set of rules regarding content, submit a lecture for selection. The final choice from all the applications is made each year alternately by the Provincial Grand Masters of East Kent and West Kent. Once the lecture is chosen, official presentations of it take place during that year, and a calendar and list of venues is published by the Trust.
The lecture is delivered in the First Degree, as such is open to all Freemasons. You are heartily encouraged to attend one of the lectures and encourage our younger brethren to attend with you to encourage interest and discussion.
If you wish to attend any of the lectures, bookings must be made with the hosting lodge’s secretary.