What is The University of The Third Age?

U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a phase in one’s life (the third age) which follows the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility.

The University Of The Third Age began in France in 1972. From there, it spread to many other countries. The UK official website describes the U3A as

” . . . self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.”

The aim of the U3A groups which have been set up in Spain is similar although there is a greater emphasis on recreational and leisure activities.

We have no formal links with and are not part of the U3A movement in the UK.

Here in Spain, each U3A group is autonomous. The annual membership fee of the Moraira-Teulada U3A is 10 euros

Membership is open to people of all nationalities. However, business is conducted in English.

Internal Regulations – Sept 2018

The U3A Moraira- Teulada Internal Regulations are currently being updated. The previous version can be found here.

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Constitution – English translation Oct 2013

BYLAWS CHAPTER I - NAME, ADDRESS, AREA, OBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES Article 1 - Name The Association named “Social de la tercera edad de Teulada-Moraira” has been founded as a non-profit entity pursuant to  Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22nd, which regulates the Act of Association and Law 14/2008, of 18th November, for Associations in the...

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Photos from past General Meetings

Pictures from the annual General Meeting of the U3A, 2 December 2013. The meeting saw the election of the new president, Jill Cole and the election of the Committee. Entertainment was provided by our own U3A group, the Golden Oldies. ----

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Location of Monthly Meeting

The U3A Moraira-Teulada Monthly Meeting takes place at the Salón de Banquetes, Av. Méditerraneo, Teulada.

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The History of Moraira-Teulada U3A

The first U3A was founded in Toulouse in 1972 and its popularity quickly spread internationally.  The main concept was that people can try out activities and skills which interest them and to teach their skills to others.  The Third Age is generally regarded as the age of retirement and day time leisure, so is an ideal time to learn something new. Although there were U3A’s already established in Calpe, Javea, Denia and Val De Pop, the Moraira Teulada area did not have one, and it was felt…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 4 November 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 4 November 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada At 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting including the seven new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Agenda – General Meeting – 4 November 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 4 November 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedure 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 6 October 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 6 October 2019 4. Presidents Address  5.  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 7th October 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 7 October 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting, including the 25 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Moraira / Teulada U3A donate €1,800 for the Alzheimer’s` Day Centre in Teulada.

Moraira-Teulada U3A held a very successful Autumn Fayre at the Inn on the Green, Javea on Wednesday 2nd October. Eileen Haxon organised the event – twice – as it had to be cancelled on the original date due to the bad weather. More than 300 members and friends attended the event and an amazing and fabulous amount of 1,800 euros was raised on the day! A big thank you to all who attended and particularly to those who manned the various stalls. All the proceeds from the…

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Agenda – General Meeting – 7 October, 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 7 October 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedure 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 2 September 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 2 September 2019 4. Presidents Address  5.  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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In memory of Trevor Kemp 14th Sept

Members of Moraira – Teulada U3A gathered in Moraira Park on Saturday 14th September to remember Trevor Kemp, a popular member who died last year. The members of U3A together with Trevor’s family had reached agreement with the Ayuntamiento that a memorial bench, complete with a plaque, would be placed in the park overlooking the nature pond. Trevor was a very enthusiastic member of our U3A and was very much involved in the Drama and Photographic Groups as well as enthusiastically…

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Internal Regulations – September 2019

At the General Meeting held on 2nd September 2019, the members present voted to ratify the document containing the draft Internal Regulations. The revised Regulations have been published on the website and can be viewed in the General Meetings and Statutes section. Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to this review. Prue Jackson, Vice…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 2nd September 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 2 September 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting, including 28 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Agenda – General Monthly Meeting – 2nd September 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 2 September 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 1 July 20193. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 1 July 2019 4. Presidents Address 5. Reports:       Treasurer              …

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Christmas Dinner Dance 2019

We are pleased to announce that the social subcommittee has arranged another fantastic evening for you at Salón Canor. Date: Wednesday, 11th December 2019 Time: Cava reception from 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Dress Code: It is a smart event, so please dress accordingly. Tickets: 30 euros each Entertainment: Bella Luna back by popular demand! There will be continuous music throughout the evening with dancing to Costa Blanca's top Spanish duo, Bella Luna, who…

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Christmas Dinner Dance 2019

 *** NEWSFLASH - CHANGE OF DATE ***    Please note that, as a result of an administrative issue resulting in a clash of events, the date of the Christmas Dinner Dance at El Canor has been changed to  WEDNESDAY, 11th DECEMBER 2019 This change will maximise availability to all, as it will avoid clashes with any other main U3A activity. Tickets for the Dinner Dance will be on sale at theSeptember, October and November General Meetings (subject to…

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Minutes General Monthly Meeting – 1 July 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 1  July 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting, including 22 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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A great evening for the Summer Ball

Almost 150 members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A dressed up in their finery for one of the highlights of the year, the summer ball. On a hot night at the end of June, they gathered at Salón Canor outside Teulada for  a most enjoyable evening. A Cava reception, held in the well tended gardens at Canor kicked off events, with music provided by steel band, Poco Loco. Women who had spent ages getting their hair 'just so' were all bemoaning the fact that, what men looked upon as a…

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Agenda – General Monthly Meeting – 1st July 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 1st July 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 3 June 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 3 June 2019 4. Presidents Address  5.  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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Minutes – Monthly General Meeting – 3rd June 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 3 June 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting, including 18 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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