Learn why Lee Fadden, a mature student in his first year of study for a bachelor of nursing degree in adult nursing at the University of Southampton became a Freemason.

I joined Freemasonry somewhat out of curiosity as I have no family history or direct connection with freemasonry. I heard about the University Scheme during freshers week at Southampton University and this sparked my interest and got me thinking about joining.

Having done some reading and speaking to others I was intrigued, I arranged to meet with some of the lodge representatives who could answer my questions and start the ball rolling and a few months later, I was invited to the lodge for my initiation into Freemasonry. Since joining, I have felt welcomed and can see how the ritual supports key morals which I can use in my life to help me to be a better me through helping others.

LEE FADDEN