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.

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 of the 6th June 2022 General Meeting

University of the Third Age (U3A) Moraira – TeuladaMinutes of the 6th June 2022 General MeetingHeld at the Salon GL, Avenida Mediteraneo 32, Teulada WelcomePrue Jackson opened the meeting and reminded everyone of the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.Synopsis of the minutes of the meeting held on 4th April 2022Tony Old gave a synopsis of the minutes of the most recent meeting.As usual the full minutes of that meeting had been posted onto the website, approval was…

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – June 2022

Members of U3A Moraira-Teulada and some of their guests celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in style on Friday 3rd June 2022 with a Party in the Park at Font Santa. Over 270 people attended on a beautiful sunny day and arrived to see the park decorated in red, white and blue, with bunting and union jacks everywhere. Members brought their own drinks and canapés, and then they all enjoyed the ever popular hog roast. The entertainment was provided first of all by Duo…

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Agenda for the Monthly Meeting – 6th June 2022

University of the Third Age Moraira - Teulada Agenda for the 6th June 2022 General Meeting to be held at the Salon GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada         Note that doors open at 9.30 but the meeting starts promptly at 10.30.                          AGENDA FOR THE MEETING Welcome and reminder of Emergency…

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U3A raises over €4000 to help people of Ukraine – May 2022

On 10th May 2022 a concert was held in La Senieta, featuring The Entertainers, a group of singers and musicians who lived up to their name and delighted their audience  with a wide range of songs including ballads and some very well known dance music. Members who attended were amazed at the professionalism of this group, who are all volunteers, and who perform exclusively in aid of charities. Everyone had a great night and the generosity of members helped us to raise over €3250 from…

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Minutes of the 2nd May 2022 General Meeting

               University of the Third Age (U3A) Moraira – Teulada 2nd May 2022 General Meeting Held at the Salon GL, Avenida Mediteraneo 32, Teulada Welcome Prue Jackson opened the meeting and reminded everyone of the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency. She also updated everyone on the changed requirements for the wearing of masks but that “you can if you want to”. 2. Synopsis of the minutes of the meeting held on 4th April…

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April 2022 Accounts for General Meeting

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Agenda for the Monthly Meeting – 2nd May 2022

University of the Third Age Moraira - Teulada Agenda for the May 2022 General Meeting to be held on 2nd May 2022 at the Salon GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada         Note that doors open at 9.30 but the meeting starts promptly at 10.30.                          AGENDA FOR THE MEETING Welcome and reminder…

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Minutes of the 4th April 2022 General Meeting

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada                  Held at the Salon GL, Avienda Mediteraneo 32, Teulada Prue Jackson opened the meeting and thanked everyone for venturing out on what was another cold and wet day. She welcomed Annette Warr and Paul Sankey to their roles on the Committee as Treasurer and Secretary respectively and ran through the emergency exits available to members in the event of…

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Group Leaders’ Dinner at Satari’s – April 2022

The first group leaders' dinner for two years took place on 1st April at Satari's restaurant and was attended by over 50 people.  Group leaders and their husbands/ wives/partners were invited to thank them for all the work they do running the groups and keeping members happy and occupied !  A lot of work goes into running these groups which are at the heart of what we do in our U3A. Committee members were also invited to thank them and enable them to meet some of our group…

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March 2022 Accounts for General Meeting

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U3A Charity Concert in aid of Ukraine – 10th May 2022

Everyone is aware of the humanitarian crisis that is engulfing the people of Ukraine and I know many of you have already helped with donations for people who have lost their homes and loved ones, who have had to flee their homeland taking only what they can carry, and many of whom are now without the basic necessities of life. In our U3A, we also want to help as much as we can and, with this in mind, we are organising a concert where the proceeds will go towards…

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – 3rd June 2022

Party in the Park We are pleased to announce that the Social Sub-Committee has organised a special Party in the Park at Font Santa on Friday, 3rd June 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be a Hog Roast, provided by Costa Blanca Hogs, with crackling, homemade stuffing & apple sauce, a variety of salads, bread & alioli and all condiments. Disposable plates and wooden cutlery will also be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary…

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Next Meeting – Monday, 4th July 2022

This will be an informal coffee morning at the Hill Top Bar & Grill, Calle Móstoles 33, Tabaira, Moraira. Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. This will be the first of these coffee mornings and we are offering members a free coffee, tea or soft drink. Members will be able to meet, pay in cash for membership subscriptions, buy tickets for events and travel trips, have the opportunity to talk to members of the Committee and, of course, to ask any questions. Please click on this link to…

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Agenda for the Monthly Meeting – 4th April 2022

University of the Third Age Moraira - Teulada Agenda for the April 2022 General Meeting to be held on 4th April 2022 at the Salon GL, Avenida Mediteraneo 32, Teulada         Note that doors open at 9.30 but the meeting starts promptly at 10.30.                          AGENDA FOR THE MEETING Welcome and reminder…

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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on7 March 2022

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 7 March 2022 as Salon G.L., Teulada Prue Jackson made the First Call for the AGM at 10:00 as this must happen half an hour before the Elections if there is an insufficient proportion of the membership present. Prue then welcomed all members to the meeting. Tony Old read out the synopsis of the minutes of the 7 February 2022 meeting. The full minutes had been posted on the website, were proposed…

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