Investing in Your Future
The Universities Scheme
Tradition and continuity are two of the values which characterise the relationship between Freemasonry and universities
It was nearly 200 years ago that the first university Lodge, Apollo University Lodge, was founded at Oxford, with Isaac Newton University Lodge following soon afterwards at Cambridge. Since then many thousands of young men have been introduced to Freemasonry through these two Lodges, and they provided the inspiration for the Universities Scheme. This was set up at the beginning of 2005 with the objective: ‘To establish and/or enhance arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other university members to enjoy Freemasonry’.
There are now 85 other Lodges pursuing a similar, yet distinct, course. Their membership consists of undergraduates, postgraduates, senior members of the university and alumni, ranging in age from 18 upwards. All under-25s benefit from the recent decision by Grand Lodge to halve their dues in order to make Freemasonry as accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
The Scheme is headed by the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Wootton, who explains:
“We know from these long-established university lodges that students – whether undergraduates or postgraduates – enjoy Freemasonry to the full. Through the Universities Scheme, we hope that university members from all over the country will be able to gain the same inspiration, fulfilment and enjoyment."
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Daybrook Lodge serves men from the Nottingham Trent University
The University of Nottingham Lodge
University of Nottingham Lodge serves men from the University of Nottingham
Nottinghamshire Universities Scheme
In Nottinghamshire there are two Lodges for men and one for women. Daybrook Lodge is for men at Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham Lodge is for men at the University of Nottingham. Both meet in Nottingham city centre. The Lodge for women meets in West Bridgford.
These are dynamic, forward-thinking Lodges and their membership reflects the changing face of Freemasonry today whilst retaining those ancient principles of our fraternity.
Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, alumnus or member of staff of any university anywhere in the world, you will be able to experience Freemasonry’s core values and friendship in our Lodges.
If you are interested in finding out more about Freemasonry for men or for women, then please get in touch.
It could quite easily change your life!