Saint Crispin Lodge assists Wyggeston Lodge with Passing two University student members

Saint Crispin Lodge No.7832 kindly assisted the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448 with progressing their university student members by conducting a Double Passing Ceremony on their behalf at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester on Monday 23rd February 2015. Bros. Tom Grant and Ian Player, who joined the Wyggeston Lodge via the Universities’ Scheme when studying at Leicester University, proved excellent Candidates … More Saint Crispin Lodge assists Wyggeston Lodge with Passing two University student members

University of Leicester students continue to join the Freemasons

Another three University of Leicester students, Simon Walmsley, Adam Tilley and James Kelly, joined the Wyggeston Lodge at our meeting on Friday 20th February at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester in a wonderful triple ceremony. Since joining the United Grand Lodge of England’s Universities’ Scheme in 2011, we have welcomed 27 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Leicester University. … More University of Leicester students continue to join the Freemasons

A Triple Raising Ceremony is conducted by the Wyggeston Lodge

Congratulations to our three newest Master Masons who were Raised at our meeting on Friday 16th January 2915 at Freemasons Hall, Leicester. Once again, the Wyggeston Lodge has continued to rewrite their history by conducting their first ever Triple Raising Ceremony in their 104 years of existence. The Candidates, Bros Tartacuta, Radoja and Carter, were … More A Triple Raising Ceremony is conducted by the Wyggeston Lodge

Wyggeston Lodge welcomes 5 new members

The Wyggeston Lodge No.3448, which is the United Grand Lodge of England Universities’ Scheme Freemasons’ Lodge for the University of Leicester, welcomed another five new members at their Christmas meeting on 19th December 2014. These five Initiates are a very special part of the history of the Lodge as they are an ever growing number of young Freemasons … More Wyggeston Lodge welcomes 5 new members

Freemasons attend Freshers’ Fair at Leicester University Student Union.

The Wyggeston Lodge of Freemasons, which is a member of the Universities’ Scheme, attended the University of Leicester Student Union Fresh Fair on Tuesday 30th September 2014. A busy day ensued with many students keen to find out what Freemasonry is about and how to join the Lodge. Lodge members – Andy, Tom and John – were … More Freemasons attend Freshers’ Fair at Leicester University Student Union.

University of Leicester receives £65,000 from the Freemasons for heart research

A University of Leicester research project has received vital further funding of £33,000 from two Masonic charities. In the past 2 years, the Masonic Samaritan Fund and Freemasons’ Grand Charity have donated a combined sum of £65,000 to the DREAM (Daily Remote Ischaemic Conditioning Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction) research study, a randomised controlled trial currently being run in patients’ homes across Leicestershire. Michael Turnbull, … More University of Leicester receives £65,000 from the Freemasons for heart research

Andy: Why I became a Freemason and after 17 years still enjoy it

I arrived in Leicester in the autumn of 1997 at the age of 26 for my first job at Leicester University after graduating with a PhD from Hull. Only knowing one person in the entire city from my comprehensive school days in Somerset, I was keen to build social circles outside of my work colleagues. … More Andy: Why I became a Freemason and after 17 years still enjoy it

John: My story of why I became a Freemason whilst an undergraduate student at Leicester University

As a student of archaeology I am repeatedly asked two things; ‘do you dig up dinosaurs?’ and ‘will I be seeing you on Time Team?’ Almost all social interactions, from family gatherings to meeting people in bars, are plagued by those two simple questions. The stock answers are of course, ‘you’re thinking of palaeontology’ and … More John: My story of why I became a Freemason whilst an undergraduate student at Leicester University

Wyggeston Lodge members visit Apollo University Lodge, Oxford

On Saturday the 7th June 2014, the Master and members of The Wyggeston Lodge, along with the Leicestershire & Rutland Light Blue Club visited Apollo University Lodge No.357, in Oxford, the oldest University-affiliated lodge in the country. Both Lodges are members of the United Grand Lodge of England Universities’ Scheme. The meeting was held in … More Wyggeston Lodge members visit Apollo University Lodge, Oxford