U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

We welcome the over 50's

Share your life experience & expertise.
With U3A you can plan to work at living, rather than living to work. 
Our twin U3A Tiverton U3A in the UK >

Julia Parfitt - Guest Speaker July 2022

Next meeting is on the 5th July 2022
Speakers: Alexis Poppelbaum & Julia Parfitt
Topic: Local Government – how we work and what we do and the possible future of local government on the North Shore   . . . more info >

Future guest Speakers
August 2022 Chris Brandolino from NIWA

September 2021 talk:  a Webinar meeting, Guy Slocum spoke about his former flying career with the RAF   Members can request Video >

Stephen Hoadley - The Russian Ukraine conflict issues

Last meeting  7th June 2022    
Guest Speaker: Professor Stephen Hoadley 
Subject: Putin's War with Ukraine .. info >

Guest Speakers > 2000 - 2022

While U3A stands for University of the Third age.
We are not in modern sense a University. 
No qualifications, No exams. Just a relaxed time in finding fellowship and common interests. 

Special interest Groups - full list of 26 Groups >

Author - Becky Manawatu - Book Auē

June 2022 Meeting 

Auē Becky Manawatu 2020 winner for Fiction and her first book called  Auē 
Monette Ewen - Book Group Talk to main meeting

June 2022 Meeting

Monette E. of the Book Group profiled the Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction 2020 and the MitoQ Best First Book of Fiction 2020. Book called Auē by Becky Manawatu
Professor Julian Paton and Team

May 2022 Meeting 

Guest Speaker: Professor Julian Paton supported by - Catherine Davies (Development Manager} & Lisa Wong (Research Operations Manager) Heart Research
Archaeology Group Christmas Lunch

Archaeology Group Christmas Lunch

Inventors November ZOOM meeting

Inventors - Inventions Group November

Ukulele Christmas Lunch

Ukulele Group -Christmas Lunch group

August Travel Group presentation

August Meeting 

The Active Travel Group member, talks about the bus travel trip adventure in Australia which had reminiscences of characters out of Fawlty Towers, Basil and Sybil.  Travel Group page >
Full house at the August meeting

August Meeting

U3A Browns Bay main meeting with Guest speaker Peter Kammler and a presentation by the Travel Group.
The Electric Car revolution

August Meeting 

Peter Kammler - Electric Cars with a slide presenting a car with a very low co-efficient drag.  Note bubble canopy with driver and passenger directly behind. 


Pioneer Aero Ltd  and the NZ War Birds tour - April 2021 - 4 images by Rodger
The Inventors Group's first outside visit for 2021 included a tour of Pioneer Aero Limited in April to view the final stages of a 2 year, $2M restoration of a WW2
P-40 Skyhawk at Ardmore. The photographs show our group admiring the facility and the P-40 being readied for delivery to its new owner in the USA in May 2021 
 Group details >

U3A is a shared experience.

All of us at Browns Bay U3A play our part during the year – we may be Committee members, Convenors, or Special Interest Group members, and we all play our part in making sure that our monthly meetings go smoothly. We all take our turn serving morning tea, moving seating, greeting newcomers and enjoying fellowship and mental stimulation. Want to have fun and keep the grey matter working?  You are most welcome to join us.

Membership Area

U3A Browns Bay Inc North Shore Members Come From Okura, Glenfield, Wairau, Torbay, Albany, Paremoremo Valley, Murrays Bay, Mairangi Bay, Takapuna, Hibiscus Coast, Devonport, Northcote, Coatesville and Birkenhead.  There are many U3A’s across Auckland and throughout New Zealand. The  U3A New Zealand > website has the complete U3A list of over 80 if you are outside our area. 


Don't hesitate to contact us  HERE >                        

President:  : Val Lloyd  Phone: 09 414 5529
Browns Bay U3A Inc, PO Box 35-851, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630