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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General Monthly Meeting – 3 August, 2020

Cancelled due to Covid-19. Accounts…

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General Monthly Meeting – 6th July, 2020

Cancelled due to State of Emergency Covid-19. Accounts…

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New Members and Renewals

New Members As we are unable to hold any General Meetings at the moment, the Committee are giving new members an alternative opportunity to join our U3A for the 2020 membership year. Please understand that only a few groups are active at the moment and others are hoping to re-start again in September. Please check our website for up-to-date Group and Travel information. If you are interested in joining, you will need to download a membership application form, complete it and e-mail it…

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The New Normal in the Valencian Community

Each Region in Spain is now responsible for putting in place their own rules to contain the spread of Covid 19. An organisation called Asociación de Vecinos, Cabo Roig y Lomas, has put this guide together based on the agreement of June 19th 2020 from the Generalitat Valenciana regarding preventive measures against Covid 19. In some places, it refers to local Town Hall rules applicable to their area, e.g. the section on beaches is based on Orihuela. Similar rules apply in Teulada-Moraira…

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Important Message from Groups Coordinator

Since we may pick-up our social lives again, some of the groups have re-started in line with the Government rules under the lockdown stages. Please contact the Group Leader first. Do not just turn up as venues, days or times may have changed.   Kind regards, Marian, Groups…

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General Monthly Meeting – 1st June, 2020

Cancelled due to the "State of Emergency" Coronovirus. Accounts…

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General Monthly Meeting – 4th May 2020

Cancelled due to the "State of Emergency" Coronovirus. Accounts…

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General Meeting – 6 April, 2020.

Cancelled due to the "State of Emergency" Coronavirus. Accounts…

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Minutes – Annual General Meeting – 2 March 2020

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 2 March 2020 at Salon G. L., Teulada as 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended this meeting as voted in at the AGM on 4 March 2019. David Haxon made the First Call for the AGM at 10:00 as this must happen half an hour before the Elections, in case there is an insufficient proportion of membership present to hold an AGM. David welcomed all members to the meeting,…

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Important Message from Membership Secretary

Are you a current member of Moraira-Teulada U3A? If so, are you receiving our newsletters? If you are not receiving our newsletters, it may be that you have changed your e-mail address and have not given us your new one. It may be that when you first joined our U3A, you did not have an e-mail address of your own, but you do have one now. Our newsletters contain lots of important information about U3A activities, travel trips and many other interesting articles. If you are a…

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Your Committee 2020-2021

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Hog Roast – Postponed until 2021

It is with regret that, due to the ongoing uncertainty of the situation in Spain resulting from the current coronavirus pandemic, it has been decided that the proposed Hog Roast planned for next September will now be postponed until…

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Agenda – Annual General Meeting – 2nd March 2020

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Annual General Meeting to held on 2 March 2020 at Salon G.L, Teulada First Call for Annual General Meeting Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures Synopsis of the Minutes from 3 February 2020 Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 3 February 2020   Presidents Address                            David Haxon Reports:    …

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2019 U3A Audit Travel Account

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2019 U3A Audit Account

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