U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

We welcome the over 50's  

We are one of 90 U3A groups around NZ.
Share your life experience & expertise.
With U3A you can plan to work at living, rather than living to work.   
We welcome you to explore our Special Interest Groups above.    Join our U3A  >

Frances Walsh - Writer

7th May  Guest Speaker is  Frances Walsh
Research Writer NZ Maritime Museum
Topic:- "Tough men, dedicated handiwork"
More Information >

Meeting at
Outram Hall, 478 Beach Road, Murrays Bay 10:00 - 12:00

Guest Speakers > 2000 - 2024

Graham Howie

April Guest Speaker was
Graham Howie
School of Clinical Sciences at AUT
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 

Retired Commander Larry Robbins  talked to U3A Browns Bay

March 2024 Meeting  Larry Robbins 

Retired Commander of the HMNZS Monowai.
Larry included in his talk - the daring rescue that made headlines around the World.
U3A Talk Colin Lund

February 2024  Meeting Colin Lund

Talk on "Photo Restoration"
Meeting Progress Hall - Bays Club April 2023

April 2023 Meeting 

Progress Hall under Bays Club Browns Bays April 2023 Sara Russ on "Bees"
Paul Hickford on DNA Research to find his half brother

November  2022 Meeting

How Paul discovered his half-brother through DNA and his Mum's cryptic clue that was missed. 
Lois Shirley Fay and Jan U3ABB Convenors

November 2022  Lunch for the 26 Special Group conveners. The fab four.

Lois, Shirley, Fay and Jan.
Trevor Stafford talk to U3A Browns Bay

October 2022 Meeting Trevor Stafford

Trevor Stafford talk about the motorbike ride with wife over 17 countries. Trevor demonstrated the weight of just the first layer of protective riding gear, which many members had trouble lifting.
Audrie and Trevor at U3A Browns Bay

October 2022 Meeting

Trevor played Video snippets of his trip with his wife Audrey on a motorbike, travelling 21,044 kilometres over 12 weeks across seventeen countries. Trevor demonstrated the riding equipment and covered the planning detail including the motorbike choice to cope with the conditions.
  U3A Talk Français pour rire

October meeting talk  by Français pour rire

The Group presentation at the main Meeting. Members of the Group meet on the 4th Mon at 10am
Ralph Cooney's Talk U3A Browns Bay

September 2022 Meeting 

Professor Ralf Cooney's Talk September 6th.
Climate Change: The Global Age of Renewables.
Think Global, Act Local.
Ralph Cooney U3A BB Speaker

September  2022 Meeting

Professor Ralf Cooney's most enlightening talk, his presentation downloadable here >
  U3A Talk Art Pot Pourri Denise, Nanette, Dorothy

Special Interest Group Art Potpourri

Speaker Denise, Powerpoint by Nanette and second Speaker Dorothy. The presentation highlighted the range of art subjects covered in the various talks presented at their groups meetings this year.
Guest Speaker Stephen Hoadley

June 2022 Meeting 

Meeting 7th June 2022
Guest Speaker: Professor Stephen Hoadley
Subject: Putin's War with Ukraine .. info >
Alexis Poppelbaum and Julia Parfitt.jpg

July 2022 Meeting

Speakers: Alexis Poppelbaum & Julia Parfitt
Topic: Local Government – how we work and what we do.
Speaker: Chris Brandolino from NIWA

August 2022 Meeting 

Speaker: Chris Brandolino from NIWA
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research 
Special interest Group Inventions and Discovery  June 2022

Inventions and Discovery Group - June 2022 meeting - Garry's talk on the Chinese Electric Car revolution that will affect Legacy car makers ability to survive.

Stu Russell Inventors Discovery Group

Stu from the Inventions and Discovery Group gave a talk in July, to the main meeting, on the real magic and technology behind of the flying carpet, in "Aladdin" the Stage Show.  

Carol Herbert - Auckland City Mission Talk to U3A Browns Bay

Carol Herbert - Auckland City Mission Talk to U3A Browns Bay in 2023

August Travel Group presentation

August 2021 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 >
88 members at August 2022 meeting

July 2022 Meeting

U3A Browns Bay main meeting with Guest speaker Chris Brandolino from NIWA
The Electric Car revolution

August 2021 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 90 if you are outside our area. 


Don't hesitate to contact us  HERE >                        

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