The Carter Memorial Lecture - A Great Astrological Tradition

Charles CarterCharles Carter was a great pioneer of a wide range of astrological developments including modern psychological and mundane approaches. Born 31 Jan 1887 – Died 14th October 1968.

The first Astrological Association Conference was a one day event on 20th September 1969. The second Astrological Association Conference was a two day event at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 18th to 20th September 1970. The first Carter Memorial Lecture was given by Ronald C Davidson at the Astrological Lodge on 5th October 1970. It was entitled "Astrology & Man"

The third Astrological Association Conference was a two day event at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 10th to 12th September 1970 - The Carter Memorial Lecture "Astrology Reborn" was given by John Addey, "after dinner" on the 10th September 1970. This started the tradition of the Lecture being giving at both the Lodge and AA Conference and the selection being by one or other organisation on alternate years.

Below is a list of the speakers and subjects, for which we have records. There are just a few gaps that we would love you to fill.

  • 1970 – Ronald Davison: Astrology and Man (at the Astrological Lodge of London only.)
  • 1971 – John Addey: The Rebirth of Astrology (the Journal Report says "Astrology Reborn")
  • 1972 – Klara Henderson: (Title unkown)
  • 1973 – Charles Harvey: Astrology and Society (Charles became the new AA President)
  • 1974 – Dennis Elwell: Astrology and the Awakened Man
  • 1975 – Zip Dobyns: Astrology the Mirror of Life
  • 1976 – (Can you fill in this gap in our records?)
  • 1977 – Chester Kemp: Composites
  • 1978 – Geoffrey Cornelius: Old Lumps of Rock
  • 1979 – Zach Matthews Charles Carter
  • 1980 – Chester Kemp: Reflections in Time (Chester became the new Lodge President)
  • 1981 – Jeff Mayo: Astrology in the New Age
  • 1982 – Maggie Hyde: Astrology as Signature
  • 1983 – David Hamblin: Astrological Reality and the Meaning of Number
  • 1984 – Derek Appleby: Semper Fidelis
  • 1985 – Howard Sasportas: Friend or Foe
  • 1986 – Mike Edwards: On the Consolation of Astrology
  • 1987 – Edith Wangemann: Astrology and Preventative Medicine
  • 1988 – Nick Campion: The March of Time
  • 1989 – Robert Hand : The Relationship of Science and Astrology
  • 1990 – Bernard Eccles: In Defence of "Sun Sign" Astrology
  • 1991 – Charles Harvey: Astrology 2001
  • 1992 – Dennis Elwell: From Symbols to Concepts: the Future of Asrology
  • 1993 – Mike Harding: Losing our Causes
  • 1994 – Annabella Kitson: The Uses and Abuses of History
  • 1995 – Liz Greene: Fear, Fundamentalism and the Changing Face of God
  • 1996 – Olivia Barclay & Rose Elliot: The Need for the Traditional Approach
  • 1997 – Lindsay Radermacher: Astrologer as Poet, Reporter and Story Teller
  • 1998 – Mavis Klein: Psychology of Consciousness: its Relation to Religion & Astrology
  • 1999 – Roy Gillett: The Cleansing Power of Astrology in History, Society & Our Lives
  • 2000 – Bernadette Brady: In Search of Astrological Genes
  • 2001 – Richard Llewellyn: But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye
  • 2002 – Julia Parker: The Planets: Myth and Reality
  • 2003 – Darby Costello: Heaven Obscured; Confusion in the people;...
  • 2004 – Patrick Curry: Astrology and the Re-Enchantment of the World
  • 2005 – Andre Barbault: Historical Study of the Uranus-Neptune Cycle Related to Globalisation
  • 2006 – Sue Tompkins: Macrocosm-Microcosm Picture Show
  • 2007 – Melanie Reinhart: Pluto ├ža change
  • 2008 – Cameos by previous presenters: Celebration of the Carter Memorial Lecture Tradition
  • 2009 – John Frawley: The Western Tradition in Astrology: What it is. What it is not. Why this matters
  • 2010 - Deborah Houlding: Conversing With Heaven