• Principled
  • Friendship
  • Openness
  • Giving
  • Purpose
  • Growth
  • For many, Freemasonry's biggest draw is the fact that members come from all walks of life and meet as equals whatever their race, religion or socio-economic position in society.
  • Freemasonry provides a unique environment for people from all backgrounds to learn skills, make lasting friendships, achieve their potential and, above all, have fun.
  • Freemasonry prides itself on its transparency. Not only are Freemasons completely free to acknowledge their membership, they are encouraged to do so.
  • Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds, with members playing an active role in their communities.
  • Freemasonry is more relevant and important to society today than ever, as it encompasses and embraces all the fundamental principles of good citizenship.
  • Every Freemason embarks on his own journey of self-discovery when he enters the organisation.


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Welcome to UGLE

All areas of our site are available for public viewing and include various informative videos. There is also background information on our charitable work with links to our four main masonic charities.

If you are interested in becoming a mason, you can view and download a booklet in the Becoming a Mason section, which contains a fascinating insight into Freemasonry.  Undergraduates, and other university members, can also find out more about our Universities Scheme

If you are interested in visiting Freemasons' Hall, there is information on the regular tours, which happen each weekday when it is not in use.