NEW INTEREST GROUP  Patterns, Paradoxes & Puzzles


U3A in Action 29 September 2017 more photos here


U3A Browns Bay members whom attended event



John Ewen’s Presentation on the history of the Mouse



Fay Weatherley - Recognised for services to the U3A AK Network



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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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 u3A.nZ 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. Then in August 2016 another special function with the same format was held again at  Meadowbank,  Auckland. All the Photos from these events can be seen on


Followup on Guest Speaker Fred Kennedy’s talk

Kiwisat Satellite

Guest Speaker

5 September 2017

Linda Vagana

Duffy Books in Homes – More than just Books

(It’s our fight against poverty)


Linda Vagana

Guest Speaker

 3 October 2017

Karen Blake
How the Starship Foundation supports our Nation’s Children’s Hospital”
more information

Karen Blake

Retired or near retirement.

This website opens up a new world for retirees

with retirement options.

Welcome to U3A Browns Bay

Are you in need of mental stimulation and want to have fun and keep the grey matter working?

Guest Speaker

7 March 2017

Dr Camille Nakhid

Fitting In” and Meritocracy – Affirming Racism

Dr Camille Nakhid

Guest Speaker

4 April 2017

Gary Higgins

Biosecurity in New Zealand


Guest Speaker

6 June 2017

Jo Lloyd

My Journey with autism

Jo Lloyd

Guest Speaker
4 JULY 2017
celia caughey
Title of Presentation:
enlightening Experiences from vIETNAM
Celia Caughey

Guest Speaker

1 August 2017

David Boyle

You can’t always get what you want
 - but we keep trying

David Boyle