Isaac Newton University Lodge

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Isaac Newton University Lodge No 859 is a Masonic Lodge based at the University of Cambridge for matriculated members of the university.[1] As of 2013 there were approximately 200 members,[2] despite the lodge currently being unaffiliated to the Cambridge Students%27 Union.[3] The lodge meets at Bateman Street Masonic Hall.[4]

Lodge History

Isaac Newton University Lodge (INUL) was formally consecrated as lodge No 1161 at the Red Lion Hotel, Cambridge, on 21 May 1861. Members of the university had previously joined Scientific Lodge, the oldest in Cambridge.[5] In both lodges court uniform and dress is still worn at meetings. In 1961 the centenary meeting of the lodge was held at Cambridge Guildhall attended by the Grand Master, Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, who was made an honorary member of the lodge.[6] INUL and Apollo University Lodge (at the University of Oxford) were the founding members of the United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme in 2005.[7]


The lodge, as well as its equivalent Apollo University Lodge at the University of Oxford, enjoys the right to initiate matriculated members of the University from the age of 18, whereas other Lodges in England and Wales are restricted to candidates aged 21 or older, except by special permission. In 2005 the Universities Scheme was established, inspired by the long success of Apollo University Lodge and Isaac Newton University Lodge, allowing other university masonic lodges across England and Wales (together with some overseas) to share established best practice. The scheme now numbers more than eighty member lodges. Another key privilege is the ability to conduct ceremonies with more than two candidates.[8]

Other Lodges

Isaac Newton Lodge is the principal masonic lodge for members of the University of Cambridge, although Alma Mater Lodge No 1492[9] accepts those with more than five years since matriculation, primarily from Oxbridge. Lodge of Trinity No 5765 is for members of Trinity College,[10] and Lady Margaret Lodge No 4729 is for members of St John's College.[11] The Oxford and Cambridge Lodge No 1118 (consecrated 1866) is a London-based lodge for members of both universities, also accepting a proportion of members from other universities.[12]

Euclid Chapter No 859 is a Holy Royal Arch Chapter associated with the lodge.[13] There is also a lodge of Order of Mark Master Masons|Mark Master Masons for members of Cambridge University, which is also named Isaac Newton University Lodge.[14]


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