Welcome to the official website of the Universities Scheme, a pioneering attempt by the United Grand Lodge of England to help to forge links between well placed, enthusiastic Lodges and the many students and other young people who are seeking to become involved in freemasonry but who may not know where to begin.
"It is a great privilege to be President of the Universities Scheme. I am delighted by the success we have achieved in our first ten years, and I am excited by the opportunities that are now opening up across England and Wales as a result."
We know from the 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 a similar sense of inspiration, fulfilment and enjoyment.
The spirit of the Universities Scheme was summed up by the Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent, who said at the 2010 Annual Investiture of Grand Lodge “A real benefit the Scheme confers is having young intelligent men joining us who will, we hope, contribute greatly to the future of the Craft, as potential leaders and sources of inspiration.”
Whether you are a Lodge looking to strengthen connections with a local university, a student hoping to find a Lodge of like-minded members, an interested passer-by, or indeed an existing member of the Universities Scheme, on this website you will find all the information you need about the Scheme and its participating Lodges.
I hope you find it useful.
Sir David Wootton, Assistant Grand Master
President of the Universities Scheme