French Group   New Photos here

Active Travellers new web page photos here

Creative Audio Visual new web page photo here

China Past and Present Photos here

Cycle Group New photos here



Speaker -Dame Lesley Max with Speaker Manager Denise de Groot



U3A Main meeting  August 2016   more photos here



August Meeting Special Interest Group Renaissance


Hobsonville Ride July1916

This month ( July) the Cycle Group encountered a tree with a knitted jumper on the Hobsonville ride.



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.




About to retire?

With U3A you can plan to work at living,

rather than living to work!




Each member makes a contribution in keeping with

their particular skills, ability and knowledge..




Peter Laslett a founder of U3A in UK in 1981 said:-


 Those who teach shall also learn and

those who learn shall also teach.


U3A Browns Bay Inc.

PO Box 35 851

Browns Bay

North Shore


Monette Ewen  President ph 478 1928

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Retired or near retirement.

This website opens up a new world for retirees

with retirement options.

Welcome to U3A Browns Bay

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U3A in Action 2016 by U3A Auckland Network

    • Welcome to a day of Celebration
    • Friday July 29th 2016
    • More information Here



U3A Browns Bay Inc North Shore members come from Okura, Glenfield, Wairau, Torbay, Albany, Paremoremo Valley, Murrays Bay, Mairangi Bay, Takapuna, Hibiscus Coast, Devonport Northcoate and Birkenhead.


There are many U3A’s across Auckland and New Zealand.  The website has the growing list if you are outside our area. 


Our previous Guest Speakers for this year are listed here.



The newsletter reports from the groups are seen here. Several groups have started creating their own web pages.



SILVER JUBILEE of U3A: Was held In August 2014  U3A celebrated the 25th Anniversary  of University of the 3rd age in New Zealand. A special function was held at  Meadowbank,  Auckland. Photos can be seen on


Followup on Guest Speaker Fred Kennedy’s talk

Kiwisat Satellite

Guest Speaker

April 2016

David Williams

“Magna Carta - feudal relic or contemporary constitutional cornerstone ?”


David Willliams

Guest Speaker

 May 2016

Dr David Rice

”A Modern Understanding of Pain”


Dr David Rice

Guest Speaker

7 June 2016

Paul Grace

25 years of Sir Peter Blake MERC

more information here

Paul Grace

Guest Speaker

5 July 2016

Gillian Eadie
How are you protecting your memory?
more information here

Gillian Eadie NZ Herald Nov 2015

Guest Speaker

2 August 2016

Dame Lesley Max

Creating a national goal  - every child wanted and nurtured


Dame Lesley Max

What an inspirational talk from Dame Lesley Max , CEO of the Great Potentials Foundation explaining her positive vision for New Zealand children -  Every Child wanted and nurtured  and The best thing a society can do is allow mothers to be good mothers. Annually , the organisation works with 5000  families, children and young people in  low income communities through Family Service Centres , HIPPY and MATES programmes. Participants are trained, supported and mentored with humanity, caring and love for over 10 years if needed .
Dame Lesley discussed relevant findings from the Dunedin Longitudinal study. Finally, outlined the Foundation’s 12 point strategy for the future which deserve national implementation.

Guest Speaker

6 September 2016

Jason Evans

“The Browns Bay Centre plan 2016”

 more information here

Jason Evans