Annual Sankey Lecture to welcome award-winning scholar

A lecture on the history of Freemasonry can be viewed online Sunday, March 28.

This year’s annual Sankey Lecture in Masonic Studies will be livestreamed beginning at 3 p.m. at

No tickets are necessary.

The lecture will feature award-winning European historian Margaret Jacob, whose work has shaped scholarly research, university education and Masonic discussion over several decades.

Jacob will share her journey researching the transmission of Newton’s science in Europe, the early Enlightenment and Freemasonry in her talk “En Route to the History of Freemasonry: Frances Yates, Northern Ireland, John Toland and the Knights of Jubilation.”

As a Distinguished Professor of Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jacob has published extensively on the history of science, European economic history, the Enlightenment and Freemasonry. Her most recent book, The Secular Enlightenment, explores Masonic subjects while putting them in the larger contexts of European political, intellectual and cultural history.

The Sankey Lectures series is named in honour of Brock’s second Chancellor and renowned Masonic scholar, Charles A. Sankey. It is a collaboration between the University and the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

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