The Inventions Lodge of Freemasons was founded in 1916 by a group of men having a common professional interest, in that they were all Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.

The Founders included such names as Haddon, Tennant and Wade, and they were joined in the early years by Imray, Ransford, Gill, Carpmael, Raworth, Moss, Thornton and Jennings, names still renowned in the profession.  They met four times a year  and dined after their meetings in the Holborn Restaurant.   The badge of the Lodge is derived from the Great Seal of King James I - the Latin inscription translates as "James by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland defender of the Faith".

For many years the membership of the Lodge was relatively small, being confined to private practitioners and also due to the fact that meetings were held in London, not readily accessible for out-of-town practitioners after a day in the office.  In more recent years, the Lodge has welcomed anyone with an interest in Intellectual Property, and has counted among its members barristers, judges, trade mark attorneys, solicitors and others.  It now meets and dines in St. James's Street.

The Lodge is a member of the Association of Medical, University and Legal Lodges, giving the opportunity of meeting and socialising with people of a wide range of interests.

Inventions Lodge will celebrate its centenary in 2016, and is anticipating this event with what may almost be described as "excitement".  Freemasonry is all about fellowship and charity, both enthusiastically embraced by members of Inventions Lodge.  The Lodge has recently given a grant of £11,000 towards the purchase by Barts Hospital of a "Cyberknife", an extremely advanced radiosurgery system for treating tumours and other medical conditions.

Anyone interested in joining the Lodge or dining with our members after one of our meetings is invited to contact the Lodge Secretary at secretary@inventionslodge.co.uk.

We meet every 3rd Monday in January and March, and every 4th Monday in September and November.

Our regular meetings are held at:

Mark Masons Hall
St James' Street