Universities Scheme & Freemasonry

UGLE Universities Scheme Bi-Annual Conference at Bristol. Saturday 26 March 2022

Over 250 delegates from all over the country took part in the conference in Bristol where a full days programme had been scheduled with a line up of interesting speakers headed up by UGLE Chief Executive and Grand Secretary, Dr David Staples together with Sir David Hugh Wootton, Assistant Grand Master.

Athol Lodge Universities Scheme Co-ordinator, W.Bro Les Leek and Bro. Bobby Singh Gill attended the conference where a number of new initiatives were announced designed to make freemasonry more transparent to the general public by a whole range of social media platforms, delivered by Michelle Worvelle, Director of Marketing and Communications together with Shaun Butler, Editorial Manager of Freemasonry Today, who is also responsible for member communications.

Senior members of women’s freemasonry from the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons and the Organisation of Women Freemasons, now recognised as an essential part of UGLE gave very interesting presentations during day.

Bobby Singh with Sir David Wootton Freemasonry in Birmingham Uk
Sir David Wootton Assistant Grand Master with Bro. Bobby Singh Gill, Athol Lodge No.74 at the UGLE Universities Scheme Conference 2022

Universities Scheme & Freemasonry

Athol Lodge is proud to be one of just 85 Universities Scheme lodges in the country out of a total of over 10,000 freemasons lodges.

During the past three years alone, five graduates, four undergraduates, have joined us together with senior academics and lecturers, all enjoying the camaraderie of belonging to not only a historic lodge but of a forward-thinking, vibrant, group of people.

Please contact us to find out more and how you can become a member of Athol Lodge in the heart of the City of Birmingham.

You’re never alone at Athol Lodge.

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 over 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.”

Read More at The Universities Scheme Website

https://www.universitiesscheme.com 

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Birmingham Universities Masonic Scheme
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Birmingham Universities Masonic Scheme
Birmingham Universities Masonic Scheme
Birmingham Universities Masonic Scheme
Birmingham Universities Masonic Scheme