The Japan Room


Lectures by the Founder Outside The Japan Room

Lectures
Date Title and location
15 July 2014: Machiya - The Delicate Townhouses of Kyoto. The Center for Architecture/AIA Honolulu, Hawaii. http://www.aiahonolulu.org.
6 February 2014: An Overview of Freemasonry. The Anthroposophical Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
8 August 2013: Let's Talk Machiya. Japan America Society of Hawaii, Tomodachi, Honolulu, Hawaii. View Poster.
6 February 2013: An Introduction to Freemasonry. Dezember House, Whittier College, California.
29 January 2013: Freemasonry in Japan. Japan America Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
19 July 2012: The City of Kyoto. Adventurers' Club, Kahala Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii.
26 April 2012: Freemasonry in Japan. America-Japan Society, International House, Tokyo, Japan.
1 March 2012: Masonic Expressions in the English Language. English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, Mayfair.
20 October 2011: Machiya - The Delicate Townhouses of Kyoto. Museum of East Asian Art, Bath.
20 September 2011: Machiya The Delicate Townhouses of Kyoto. Asia House. View Poster.
18 July 2011: Tama The Cat. The Fan Museum, Greenwich. View Poster. View Press Release.
27 May 2011: General MacArthur and The Grand Lodge of Japan at the Third International Conference on the History of Freemasonry, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, VA, USA, 27-29 May 2011 (Paper read on my behalf by Professor Andrew Prescott).
22 March 2011: Machiya - Traditional Japanese Merchant Townhouses. English Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, Mayfair. View Poster.
5 March 2011: Machiya. Japanese Garden Society
1 October 2009: The Armenian Connection with Freemasonry. Armenian House. www.armenianinstitute.org.uk.
14 July 2009: Shattering Myths About Freemasonry. Gresham Society, Gresham College, London.

RealPlayer is required to view this video. If you experience any problems viewing this clip, try the standalone RealPlayer.

Click here for a complete transcript, audio and video of this lecture.

7 July 2009: Freemasonry as an Alternative Form of Spirituality at the Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Literatures of the English Speaking World. University of Vienna, Hof 8, 6-9 July 2009.
29 May 2009: Japanese Indigenisation of Masonic Ritual at the Second International Conference on the History of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, George Street, Edinburgh, 29-31 May 2009.
22 April 2009: An Introduction to Freemasonry. Doshisha University, Kyo-Tanabe Campus, Kyoto.
4 April 2009: Links Between Japanese Culture and Freemasonry. Shotokan Karate Lodge No. 9752. Lodge Room No. 10, Freemasons' Hall, London.
18 March 2009: Research into Freemasonry in Japan. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus.
23 February 2009: Respect for Freemasonry. The Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines. University of Malta, Gozo. 23-26 February 2009. View Full Abstract.
29 January 2009: The Socio-Political Role of Freemasonry in Japan. Institute of Ideas Postgraduate Forum. Old Building, London School of Economics.
6 January 2009: Masonic Constitutions as Historiography. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 38th Annual Conference. St. Hugh's College, Oxford. 6-8 January 2009.
29 November 2008: Japanese Spirituality and Esoteric Freemasonry. 2008 Cornerstone Conference - "Quest for the Lost Word." Freemasons' Hall, London www.cornerstonesociety.com.
6 November 2008: Diamonds. Talk in the Churchill Room, Dartmouth House, London Region, ESU.
16 October 2008: Diamonds, Art Deco & Champagne. Talk on Diamonds in the Ballroom, Lansdowne Club, Mayfair. View Poster.
14 October 2008: An Evening of Diamonds. Private Party and Talk for Japan Society Corporate Members.
4 October 2008: The Recruitment of Freemasons in Japan. The Old Radleian Lodge No. 5200, The Mansion, Radley College.
23 June 2008: The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Grand Lodge of Japan (1957-2007). National Grand Lodge of Greece of AF & AM, Athens. This full paper has been published as Working Paper No. 5 by the University of Sheffield Centre for Research into Freemasonry and can be read by clicking the following link: View Paper.
19 June 2008: Machiya - The Delicate Townhouses of Kyoto, The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair. View poster [PDF].
21 May 2008: The Issues Related to Freemasonry in Scotland, ESU Scotland, Edinburgh.
6 May 2008: General MacArthur's Masonic Membership. Kokusai Lodge No. 15, Yokota Air Base.
18 March 2008: Franklin and Freemasonry, Benjamin Franklin House, www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org.
15 March 2008: Patronage and The Grand Lodge of Japan. Academy of Masonic Knowledge, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
11 February 2008: Freemasonry in East Asia. East Asia Institute, University of Cambridge.
15 November 2007: An Understanding of Freemasonry. ESU-1066 (Hastings) Branch.
28 October 2007: Freemasonry: An Interreligious Fraternity. London Inter Faith Centre.
19 October 2007: British and Continental Freemasonry, ESU-Bavaria Branch, Munich. www.esu-bavaria.de.
30 August 2007: The Masonic Mythical Strategy for Masculinity. "Masculinity and the Other" Conference. Balliol College, Oxford, 29-30 August 2007.
10 July 2007: Dr. Desaguliers: Man of Science, the Enlightenment, and Freemasonry at the XIIeme Congres International des Lumieres: Sciences, Techniques et Culture au XVIIIeme Siecle, Les Trois Universites de Montpellier, Montpellier, 8-15 July 2007.
26 May 2007: The Contemporary History of Freemasonry in the Far East at the International Conference on the History of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, George Street, Edinburgh, 25-27 May 2007.
16 March 2007: 50 Years of the Grand Lodge of Japan, JAWS 2007, Oslo, 14-17 March 2007.
1 February 2007: Freemasons in Japan, Nissan Institute/St. Antony's College, Oxford.
6 November 2005: Seeking Enlightenment: Initiation & Ritual of Oriental Candidates Canonbury Masonic Research Centre Conference on Freemasonry and Initiation: Published in The Canonbury Papers for 2007.
5 October 2005: Freemasonry in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Society.
12 July 2005: The Secrets of Freemasonry, English-Speaking Union.
20 June 2005: The Varieties of Deism in England in the 18th Century, Institut fur Religionswissenschaft, University of Heidelberg.
9 May 2005: Japan & the Royal Art, The Japan Society: Published in the Society's Proceedings for 2006.
4 May 2005: Freemasonry and Japanese Religions, Japan Research Centre, SOAS.
17 November 2004: Theological Lying in Anderson's Constitutions, "We Band of Brothers" Conference, University of Sheffield. Published in ARIES: The Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism Vol. 8:2 (2008), 167-190.
8 May 2004: Civilising Aesthetics (Freemasonry in the 18th Century), Berkshire Master's Lodge.