Truman Lecture Fall 2014

Join us as Dr. S. Brent Morris delivers the Fall 2014 Truman Lecture.

S. Brent Morris, 33° is Managing Editor of the Scottish Rite Journal of the Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction U.S.A., the largest-circulation Masonic magazine in the world. He has a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in mathematics and an M.S. in computer science. His doctoral dissertation is on the mathematics of card shuffling, and he worked his way through college as a performing magician.

Brent retired in 2000 after 25 years as a mathematician with the U.S. federal government, has taught at Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities, and is now a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University. He has lectured on mathematics at Royal Holloway College, the Manchester Statistical Society, the Worshipful Livery of Makers of Playing Cards, Queen Mary College University of London, and at over 100 American universities.

We have included his full biography on this page below the details of the event.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO (Click here for a map)
Time: 7:00am
Price: $30 (Breakfast and Lecture) (A limited number of tickets will be available "first come, first served" on Sunday and Monday of our Grand Lodge Annual Communication. Please call the Missouri Lodge of Research at 877-226-2766 if you have any questions.)
Brethren, Ladies and Guests Welcome!

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S. Brent Morris, 33° is Managing Editor of the Scottish Rite Journal of the Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction U.S.A., the largest-circulation Masonic magazine in the world. He has a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in mathematics and an M.S. in computer science. His doctoral dissertation is on the mathematics of card shuffling, and he worked his way through college as a performing magician.

Brent retired in 2000 after 25 years as a mathematician with the U.S. federal government, has taught at Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities, and is now a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University. He has lectured on mathematics at Royal Holloway College, the Manchester Statistical Society, the Worshipful Livery of Makers of Playing Cards, Queen Mary College University of London, and at over 100 American universities.

His publications include two patents, eight technical papers, and a book on the mathematics of card shuffling.

Brent became a Master Mason in 1971. He is twice Master (1979 & 2000) of Patmos Lodge No. 70, Ellicott City, Maryland, Master (2007—2008) of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London, one of the forty Fellows of the Philalethes Society, Editor of Heredom, the transactions of the Scottish Rite Research Society (S.R.R.S.), recipient of the S.R.R.S. Albert G. Mackey Lifetime Achievement Award, and Grand Abbot of the Society of Blue Friars.

He is Past High Priest of Zeredathah Chapter No. 35, Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Royal and Select Masters, the Knights Templar, the Red Cross of Constantine, the Royal Order of Scotland, the Allied Masonic Degrees, and Chief Adept, IX°, Maryland College, Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis.

He is author of many articles on Freemasonry and the books,

•Masonic Philanthropies: A Tradition of Caring
•Cornerstones of Freedom: A Masonic Tradition
•The Folger Manuscript: The Cryptanalysis and Interpretation of an American Masonic Manuscript
•A Radical in the East, and •The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry.

He and Arturo de Hoyos co-authored
•Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry?
•Committed to the Flames

co-edited
•Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, and Controversy

and translated and co-edited
•The Most Secret Mysteries of the High Degrees of Masonry Unveiled
•Allegorical Conversations

He is co-editor of
•Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic.

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