Central Division
GEORGE ALLAN ON EDUCATION - THINGS TO READ
Over the coming weeks and months I will adding items to this section of the website.

Each is a "must read" and includes important principles on Freemasonry; or on Masonic Research and Education in General.
LEXICON OF FREEMASONRY
A lexicon is the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge (such as military or masonic). In linguistics, a lexicon is a language's inventory of lexemes. The word "lexicon" derives from the Greek word 'lexicos' meaning "of or for words".

So a Lexicon of Freemasonry, therefore, contains most of the unique words and sayings practiced in the three degrees and provides a modern day translation or definition. Click on the picture at left to view the Lexicon.

Source: VWBro Rod Harries PGLec

THE STORY OF BOAZ AND RUTH
This is a paper presented by Colin Heyward Past Grand Lecturer, to the Hawke’s Bay Research Lodge No 305 on Monday, 2nd May 2016

The story of Boaz and Ruth is from the distant past, over three thousand years ago, and is from the early history of the Hebrews, who were chosen by Jehovah to be his race on earth.

Click on the picture at right to read this fascinating story.
A POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE
My aim in presenting the following paper on the point within a circle is two fold: first hopefully, to inform on something you didn’t know before, secondly to reactivate some things you did know previously and inspire further consideration of that/those topics in your daily lives.

This research paper was first presented to the Research Lodge of Wellington in 2013.

Click on the picture at left to download this lecture in .PDF format.
THE THREE IRREGULAR STEPS
An explanation of the three irregular steps in the first degree of Freemasonry.

This article was recently published in the Freemasons Magazine.

Click on the picture at right to download this lecture in .PDF format.
The 2014 Kellerman Lecture entitled "An Investigation into the First Three Degrees of Freemasonry" was written by our very own George Allan.

The lecture is crisp, compelling and insightful; constantly linking modern day freemasonry with the world as it was hundreds of years ago. A 'cracking good' read.

Click on the picture at left to download this lecture in .PDF format.
2014 KELLERMAN LECTURE
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN 1717...
Most literature, dealing with the history of the formation of the first Grand Lodge in England in 1717, makes little or no mention of the political situation that existed at that time. A reader could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that organised Freemasonry was born in a vacuum and was completely apolitical.

This conclusion is dispelled in this excellent lecture presented by RW Bro Bill Hibbard, PGW at the July, 2016 meeting of the Research Lodge of Wellington.

Click on the picture to read the full lecture
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW...
...New, something borrowed, something blue.

In this thought provoking short lecture from WBro Geoff Davies, PGD he proposes that the Research Lodge of Wellington should have a Mission Statement, and that it should be based on the Education Pillar in the Craft’s Strategic Direction which states that: "We will provide the means and the environment in which brethren can improve their knowledge, capability, under-standing and their appreciation of Freemasonry"

Presented at the Research Lodge of Wellington in  July 2016. Click on the picture to read the lecture.