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Apollo University Lodge

Apollo University Lodge Heraldic Badge

Apollo University Lodge is the Masonic Lodge for present and past members of the University of Oxford.

The Lodge's history records that on 24 May 1818 at Brasenose College, a meeting of Freemasons was held with a view to founding a Lodge for undergraduates of the University. It was resolved at that meeting that, the permission of the Vice Chancellor having first been obtained, a suitable petition would be presented to Grand Lodge.

The first meeting of 'the Apollo' was held on 10 February 1819. Since then, many thousands of Oxonians have become members of what is commonly regarded as the largest and probably the longest-running of the various University societies. Current membership is in the region of 300 and includes some fifty junior and senior members of the University and its Departments, the remainder choosing to continue their membership as an enjoyable way of keeping up the circle of their University acquaintances. During recent decades, Lodge membership has continued to be a microcosm of the University with a diverse and stimulating multi-cultural mix.