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About Robert L D Cooper
The Curator’s academic background is in classic Greek history but he soon transferred his interest to the study of the history of Scotland. Thereafter, his attention turned to writing for the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
He was appointed Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland in June 1994 as a full time employee and continues to work in that capacity to this day.
Although writing on many subjects for newspapers, magazines and blogs his real love is, and has been, Scottish Freemasonry, its’ history, culture, historical significance and place in Scottish society.
He has written or edited 14 books on Scottish Freemasonry and is presently researching three other publications.
Many of the books are available from the Grand Lodge of Scotland online shop at:
In his position as Curator he instituted numerous projects for Grand Lodge such as:
The Grand Lodge Wikipedia Project
The Grand Lodge Digitisation Project
Translation of Scottish Masonic documents into modern English
A series of online educational lectures on Scottish Freemasonry
An Oral History Project
Several television documentaries on Freemasonry
As Curator his main responsibility at Freemasons’ Hall is to supervise the Museum, Library and Archive. See:
Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3DH
T: 0131 225 5577
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