U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

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Our MAIN Meetings, currently are Webinars and many of our Special Interest Groups are meeting via the ZOOM platform, because of Level 3 lockdown in Auckland. The images below are from two groups using Zoom. Being connected means we can share the experience and can assist those who are in need of help. Contact us if you wish to experience our organisation.

Christmas U3A

Webinar Meeting Tues  7th December 2021 
Three Special Interest Group Presentations

Novembers talk : Geopolitics of Pandemics   - info >
Septembers talk:  a Webinar meeting, Guy Slocum spoke about his former flying career with the RAF during the Cold War.  info >
August speaker Peter Kammler - Electric Cars 
June speaker Simon Paton talked about the Northern Corridor Improvement project   Website Link >  
Special Interest Groups feature pages - top menu
Special interest Groups - full list of  26 Groups >
Guest Speakers > 2000 - 2021

Guy Slocum RAF Pilot in the Cold War

Guy Slocum is landing the Sea Harrier "Jump Jet" vertical takeoff Jet fighter.  At the age of sixteen, Guy was the RAF's youngest pilot and in his career saw him progress from the Jet Provost trainer to the Folland Gnat, Hawker Hunter, English Electric Lightning, McDonnell Douglas Phantom, and the vertical takeoff Hawker Harrier.

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. 

Archaeology Group presentation on ZOOM

Archaeology Group on ZOOM November

Inventors November ZOOM meeting

Inventors - Inventions Group November

Ukulele October ZOOM meeting

Ukulele Group -a few of the many Oct 

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