The University Scheme

The “Universities’ Scheme of the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free & Accepted Freemasons of England”, to give it its full title, was established by and under the authority of the Board of General Purposes of the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Englandin 2005.  

The objective of the Scheme is to establish or enhance arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other University members to join and enjoy Freemasonry.  In particular the Scheme shall, in collaboration with the relevant Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Master, identify suitable Lodges in university cities and towns as may be desirous of initiating and developing undergraduate and postgraduate students (Salisbury Union being one such Lodge); to receive such Brethren as have been initiated whilst a student with a view to further developing them in their Masonic careers; provide such oversight, support and training such Lodges as may from time to time be considered expedient by the Scheme Committee; and foster co-operation between Scheme Lodges and their Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Lodges through the organisation of meetings or conferences as may be considered appropriate.  

Further information on the Universities’ Scheme can be found by visiting its website –