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Friday, August 07, 2015

2016 Prestonian Lecturer Coming to the US in January

According to my friend and Brother Dr. Brent Morris, Dr. Richard Berman, will be the 2016 Prestonian Lecturer from Britain. He will arrive in Atlanta for the American History Association’s annual meeting on January 5th or 6th and will give a paper to them on Friday, January 8. He would be happy to speak at US lodges while he’s here. This is a unique opportunity for you to arrange a visit to hear an outstanding, world-class speaker on Freemasonry.

If you are interested, you should contact Bro. Ric directly at rab@sabrecorp.com and see how your dates fit into his schedule. Your costs would include airfare for him to travel to your lodge and return to an international airport, lodging for when he’s with you, and an honorarium would be nice (Ric says he doesn’t need one, but he IS the Prestonian Lecturer). All Prestonian Lecturers sell copies of their lecture to raise funds for their designated charity, and thus he would want to sell (and sign!) books at your venue.


  1. Thank you Chris again for useful and interesting post. Have sent inquiry to the link provided. Regards Mike O'Zdravkovic P.M. Master ESD #561 F&AM California

  2. He is scheduled to speak in North Carolina January 9th. Thanks Chris for the heads up. We are thrilled to have this event to share with our North Carolina brethren.

  3. Bro. Ric will present his Prestonian Lecture in New Jersey on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Location and other details to be determined, but follow The Magpie for news as it develops in the fall.


    Thanks for the heads up, Chris.



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