Quatuor Coronati Lodge
Norman B Spencer Prize
The Norman B. Spencer Prize Essay Competition was instituted to encourage brethren to take a lively and active interest in masonic research and encourage those who have not previously undertaken study of this kind to find a stimulating addition to their normal masonic ritual learning. It is the Quatuor Coronati Lodge’s only award named after an individual member, and it has been regularly awarded since 1970.
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David J Peck (BAMR Chairman) reports: he is very proud to receive this award, it will certain stir him onto publishing more masonic research papers. He plans to donate the prize money to the The Library and Museum of Freemasonry. He follows in the footsteps of many other worthy winners *, including a Buckinghamshire mason, Brian Baker, who was the recipient of the award in 1990. Brian is currently a member of Bucks Stewards Lodge, etc. and a BAMR committee member. ( * See http://quatuorcoronati.com/knowledge/spencer-prize-winners/ )
David had previously been invite to join Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the Premier Lodge for Masonic Research, he was formally welcomed into lodge at the November meeting. Dave has also published a paper on the History of Freemasonry in Malta.
W Bro David John Peck has lived, for 30 years in Wykeham Gate, Haddenham, Bucks, with is wife, Sue. He is a retired BAE SYSTEMS - Programme Director. He was initiate into Whiston Lodge No.3614, in Cheshire, he is a Past Master of Haddenham Lodge No 8944 and Buckinghamshire Lodge for Masonic Research No.9585 and a member of Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No.9222 and Buckinghamshire Masters Lodge No 3305. He is a member of a number of other masonic orders and holds Grand Rank in the Mark & Royal Ark Mariners degrees.
The photo shows the prize being presents to W.Bro. David Peck (right), for his essay “Did the threat of a German Invasion in World War II pose a risk to British Freemasons?, by W.Bro. Antony Baker - WM of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 at its Installation meeting on 8 November 2012 in Freeman’s Hall,Great Queen Street, London