Tradition and continuity are two of the values which characterise the relationship between Freemasonry and universities. It was nearly 200 years ago that the first university Lodge, Apollo University Lodge, was founded at Oxford, with Isaac Newton University Lodge following soon afterwards at Cambridge. Since then many thousands of young men have been introduced to Freemasonry through these two Lodges, and they provided the inspiration for the Universities Scheme. This was set up at the beginning of 2005 with the objective: ‘To establish and/or enhance arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other university members to enjoy Freemasonry’.

Domus Dei Lodge joined the University Scheme in 2008 and has gone from strength to strength with a number of students from the University of Portsmouth joining the fraternity. Any current undergraduates that would like to find our more about Freemasonry and the University Scheme please visit the UGLE's University Scheme Website or Contact the lodge Secretary who will pass on your details to the University Scheme Co-ordinator. As a university lodge any student who wishes to join between the ages of 18-21 is able to do so please do not hesitate to get in touch.