The Prestonian Lecture for 2014

1814 Consolidation and Change
- the first year of the United Grand Lodge of England

W.Bro Dr Mike Kearsley ProvGOrator (Middlesex)



About The Lecturer and contacts

W.Bro Dr Mike Kearsley is Provincial Grand Orator for Middlesex. He was initiated into freemasonry in the Hawera Lodge № 34 in Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand and was passed and raised in Mairehau Lodge № 391 in Christchurch , New Zealand.  Later he joined the David Bonner Lodge № 9678, the Musicians Lodge of the province of Middlesex, under the English constitution becoming its Master in 2010 and Secretary. He is a member of the Temple of Athene Research Lodge № 9541, becoming Master in 2013, the Feltham Lodge № 7307, becoming Master in 2012, Quatuor Coronati Lodge № 2076 and London Stone RA Chapter № 2541, becoming MEZ in 2012.

He has always had an interest in Masonic research and was a member of the correspondence circle of Masters and Past Masters Research Lodge, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has, therefore, produced many papers and presentations for Masonic audiences. The province of Middlesex is part of the national oration scheme and continues to provide over 100 presentations to lodges each year. In 2011 he was awarded the Norman Spencer prize, by Quatuor Coronati Lodge, for a paper on the formation of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand, afterwhich he was offered full membership.

During his career, he was in sales and management in IBM, the marketing director for Alexander Stenhouse and Marsh Mclennan, insurance brokers, the marketing director for Computations Plc, now part of Misys and principal consultant in Coopers and Lybrand (PWC).  He has operated as an independent consultant for many years and continues to lecture in marketing, consultancy and general business areas at several Universities. He holds a number of degrees in business and education and is a fellow of many professional bodies for the same.  He is the author of a number of publications and papers in these areas.  He has travelled extensively for business purposes and as a guest lecturer and speaker at conferences.

He can be contacted at:

Ragby House

157 Sidney Road

Walton on Thames


KT12 3SA

United Kingdom

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