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"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." - Mark Twain, American writer and Freemason


Lyceum Lodge of Research meet four times a year, three regular meetings and the Installation meeting on the third Wednesday of November.

We hold three regular seminars, each presented twice a year, namely

Please see our Calendar page for more information.

Welcome to Lyceum Lodge of Research No. 8682

Lyceum Lodge of Research is dedicated to research into Free Masonry and the education of Free Masons and other interested parties.

A message from the Master

Welcome to the web site of the Lyceum Lodge of Research.

The Lodge exists to promote interest in Masonic knowledge, and to encourage all Freemasons to become actively involved in their own Masonic education and personal research. Thus we have created this site to extend the fruits of our labours into cyber space.

The only thing we haven't yet achieved (but are working on) is to convey to visitors to this site the fun element in our work. For that, we would recommend a visit to our meetings.

This web page has three main purposes:

Please feel free to browse through the Lodge's work, and to download what you need. We merely ask that you acknowledge your source if you use our work.

Lyceum not only presents a platform for the work of local researchers; it presents a series of seminars for prospective and newly made Masons, as well as an orientation to the work of a Master in the Chair. We plan to put live recordings of these seminars onto this site during the course of this year.

D. McClymont
Worshipful Master

March 2019

Previous Messages from the Master

Lyceum Lodge

Lyceum Lodge of Research No. 8682 is a Freemasons' Lodge under the United Grand Lodge of England. We meet at Freemasons Hall, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Lodge was formed on the 1st of December 1975.

Most of our meetings are around the presentation of papers and lectures, some of which are available for download on this site. We receive many visitors to our meetings from other Lodges and many meetings are open to non-Masons.

We also present three different seminars, each twice a year, which are aimed at those who are interested in becoming Freemasons, those who have recently become Freemasons and those who will become Masters of their own Lodges in the near future. These seminars are important for the future of Freemasonry in that they are aimed at encouraging those who will be potentially suitable members to be come such and for them to then get the most out of their membership.

Please see our Calendar page for information on upcoming functions.


November 2013.

W Bro Chris Adams was installed in the chair of Lyceum Lodge.

Next Events

Lecture Wednesday 18 March 2015.

We proudly present a Lecture "Sir Christoffel Brand" delivered by W Bro Rodney Grosskopf PSGD on Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6:30pm for 7:00pm at Freemasons Hall, Park Lane. Booking essential, see the Flyer.

To book, you can mail the Convenor.


"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it." - Winston Churchill - UK Prime Minister & Freemason