Apr
23
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: Teulada – Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Teulada - Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Jacqui B

Duration: 1hr 

Meeting Point: Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc

Walking Route: Distance : 4,2 km. Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself 

Walking Surface: Roads and tracks.

Ascent: 3 medium steep size hills

Directions to Meeting Point: Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)

Walk Ref:  2019 – 16a

 

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: Teulada – Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town
Apr 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking: Teulada - Font Horta and Town @ Teulada - Font Horta and Town

Walk Leaders: Sandie & Jacqui B

Duration: 1hr 

Meeting Point: Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc

Walking Route: Distance : 4,2 km. Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself 

Walking Surface: Roads and tracks.

Ascent: 3 medium steep size hills

Directions to Meeting Point: Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)

Walk Ref:  2019 – 16b

 

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Healthy Walking: Benitachell – Cumbre Del Sol – Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park
Apr 30 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking: Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park

Walk Leaders: Brian & Noelene

Duration: 1hr 25min

Meeting Point: Cumbre Del Sol Information Centre (Benitachell side).

Walking Route: Full: 1 hr 25. (6 kms) / Avoid Deep Gorge: 1 hr 10. (5.2 kms) 

Walking Surface: Some rough gravel tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.

Ascent: Two major hills to descend and ascend.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
turn right at Benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights turn right up the hill to Cumbre.

From Jávea:
go to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas.


Follow road up the long hill. After the sharp right hand bend at the top, go down the hill, past the information centre on the right, U-turn and pass the other information centre and immediately turn sharp right into the side road behind the centre. Park here.

Walk Ref:  2019 – 17a

 

May
2
Thu
2019
Healthy Walking: Benitachell – Cumbre Del Sol – Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park
May 2 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Healthy Walking: Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park @ Benitachell - Cumbre Del Sol - Around the Granadella National Park

Walk Leaders: Brian & Noelene

Duration: 1hr 25min

Meeting Point: Cumbre Del Sol Information Centre (Benitachell side).

Walking Route: Full: 1 hr 25. (6 kms) / Avoid Deep Gorge: 1 hr 10. (5.2 kms) 

Walking Surface: Some rough gravel tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.

Ascent: Two major hills to descend and ascend.

Directions to Meeting Point:

From Moraira:
turn right at Benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights turn right up the hill to Cumbre.

From Jávea:
go to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas.


Follow road up the long hill. After the sharp right hand bend at the top, go down the hill, past the information centre on the right, U-turn and pass the other information centre and immediately turn sharp right into the side road behind the centre. Park here.

Walk Ref:  2019 – 17b

 

May
6
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
May 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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May
20
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
May 20 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).

May
27
Mon
2019
History Talk 27 May: The Franco Years and the Restoration of Democracy @ Espai la Senieta, Moraira
May 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Date:  27th May 2019 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: The Franco Years and the Restoration of Democracy

Lecturer: Alan Oliver

The Civil War ended on 1st April 1939.  The German and Italian forces that supported Franco left Spain after the Victory Parade in Madrid. Franco consolidated his rule through the Falange, and constantly changing his government ministers. It was effectively a one party fascist state, with the Catholic Church playing a major role.

Franco had a historic meeting with Hitler in 1940, when no agreement was reached.

After WW2 Spain became increasingly isolated by the democracies but received economic support from Argentina. Eventually, at the height of the cold war, the Americans offered Franco a loan in return for bases. Thereafter, the Spanish economy slowly improved.

Franco agreed with Don Juan, the Spanish pretender to the throne, that his son Juan Carlos would be educated under Franco’s control, in an attempt to persuade Juan Carlos to accept the Falange doctrine, and ultimately to succeed Franco on his death.

When Franco died in 1975, Juan Carlos was quickly crowned, but immediately moved towards establishing a democratic government and a constitutional monarchy. In February 1982, an attempted army coup was denounced by the King who appeared on television, and stated that Spain was now a democracy. He has remained very popular in Spain as a result of this action.

In 1986 under the Socialist Government of Gonzales, Spain joined the EU, and rapid economic development occurred. More recently, since joining the euro, and after the financial crisis of 2008, the economy has declined with high unemployment especially amongst young people, The country has huge debts both at national and comunidad level. Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014 as a result of failing health and declining popularity. His son  is now King Filipe VI, Recently, the Spanish political scene has been dominated by the issue of Catalan independence.

Further reading

The Franco Years and the Restoration of Democracy

  • Hooper   John  (2006)                   The New Spaniards       Penguin Books
  • Preston   Paul  (1995)                    Franco                             Fontana Press
  • Preston  Paul    (2004)                   Juan Carlos                     Harper Collins
Film Monday 27th May: Wind River @ Salon de Actos, la Senieta, Moraira
May 27 @ 17:45 – 19:45

Show time: Monday 27th May, doors open 17:45, film commences 18:00 (ends 19:45)

Where: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Show U3A Membership Card for free entrance – NO booking required

Film Title: Wind River

East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced but courageous agent Jane Banner to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider soon teams up with Cory, a man with deep community ties and a haunted past, to unravel the mystery of Natalie’s murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own demons, while at the same time both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance?

Jun
3
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Jun 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Jun
10
Mon
2019
History Talk 10th June: History of The Bicycle @ Espai la Senieta, Moraira
Jun 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Date: 10th June 2019

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: The History of The Bicycle – Not Intended for Biking Enthusiasts!

Lecturer: John Hopwood

This will be a light-hearted but informative talk on the history of bicycles.

It will include details of the earliest known forms of bicycle through to the latest developments as well as some surprising details concerning the best selling vehicle in the world – the Chinese Flying Pigeon with more than five hundred million produced since it was first introduced in 1950.

The talk will also include some irreverent looks at those MAMILS (Middle Aged Men in Lycra Tights!) we see hobbling round the local coffee bars.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jun 17 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Art and History Talk: The Art of Illustration @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta
Jun 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Art and History Talk: The Art of Illustration @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta

Date: Monday 24th June 2019 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: The Art of Illustration

Lecturer: Brian Nicholls

Due to a rather curious snobbery in the Art World, Illustrators are often regarded as some sort of lesser being than ‘real’ artists. 

The only way that this could be quantified is that Art should be driven purely by emotional interaction with the subject matter whereas the illustrator is offered a commission to illustrate a particular subject. 

In terms of skill, creativity, craftsmanship, technique and quality there is no difference.

Many famous artists in history, such as Toulouse Lautrec have accepted commissions to produce commercial work. Toulouse-Lautrec is just one notable example.  

It is true that a lot of pedestrian, boring and uninteresting work is produced primarily for the advertising industry. This tends to overshadow the huge volume of highly talented work that is produced by illustrators in many other areas.

In this revised talk I will take a brief historical look at the early, often very funny, educational illustrations of the mid 19th century and then move on to cover more modern work in the Publishing, Historical, Political, Graphic and Children’s book areas.

 

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Summer Dinner Dance @ Salón Canor, Teulada
Jun 26 @ 19:00 – 23:45
  • Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
  • Venue: Salón Canor, Teulada
  • 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. No jeans or shorts please.
  • Tickets: 30 euros each, available only to fully paid-up members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A.
  • Music: The Poco Loco steel band will entertain you during the cava reception and Soulsplosion will provide you with music for dancing after the meal.

The next opportunity to buy tickets will be at the General Meeting on Monday, 6th May 2019.  Subject to availability, they will also be on sale at the meeting on Monday, 3rd June.

If you wish to join us, you will need to complete a form and bring it along to one of the General Meetings with the full amount in cash. Please ensure that the form is fully completed and that you enter the full names and membership numbers of every person as per the details on their membership cards.

You can check the menu online and then download the form. A few copies of each will be available at the General Meetings for those members without computers or printers.

Please note that all social functions are open only to fully paid-up members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A. Please ensure that you have renewed your membership before purchasing a ticket.

If you have any queries, please ask at the ticket desk or contact our Social Events Officer, Tony Old.

Jul
1
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Jul
15
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jul 15 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).

Aug
5
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Aug
19
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Aug 19 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).

Sep
2
Mon
2019
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Sep 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
General Meeting @ Salones Gl

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except August) at the Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada (see below for directions and parking).

Doors are opened at 9:30 a.m. to enable members to join the U3A, renew membership, meet members of the Committee and Group Leaders, register for travel trips, buy tickets for social events  and register for groups. 

Coffee and soft drinks can be purchased before the formal part of the meeting starts.

All the desks will close promptly at 10:30 a.m., when the formal part of the meeting starts. This will begin with the President’s report and is followed by reports from the Treasurer, Travel Group Treasurer, Groups Coordinator and Cultural Arts. This lasts for about one hour and is normally followed by a presentation by a guest speaker.

The membership subscription for 2019 is 10 euros per person.

Latest Agenda for the General Meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting

Salón GL, Avenida Mediterráneo 32, Teulada Parking There is underground parking almost next to the Salón which belongs to the Bertomeu store, and they have agreed to allow U3A members to park there on the first Monday of each month for the duration of our General Meetings. The only exception is that we must leave 2 ...
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Sep
9
Mon
2019
History Talk 9th September: 1492 and All That! @ Espai la Senieta, Moraira
Sep 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Date: 9th September 2019 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: 1492 and All That!

Lecturer: Cheda Panajotovic

1492 has become a magical number that is now seen as the dividing line between ‘The Middle Ages’ and ‘The Renaissance’. It happened to be the year in which Cristopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the lands of America and for some reason is seen as ‘the moment’.

In this talk we ask if Columbus deserves his fame and indeed if there was much more to this period in Europe’s history when the world actually DID change forever.

Sep
16
Mon
2019
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Sep 16 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30
Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

Group leader: David Rohl

Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai

The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off! The presentations will be easy to follow and full of wonderful visuals … so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

The group is led by one of the world’s best-known Egyptologists – writer, TV presenter, renowned international lecturer, historian and archaeologist, David Rohl, who has spent more than fifty years exploring the landscapes of the ancient Near East – from the high mountain valleys of Eden in mythical Persia to the vast barren deserts bordering ancient Kemet (the ‘Black Land’ = the Nile valley). He is best known for his internationally acclaimed TV documentary series ‘Pharaohs and Kings’, ‘In Search of Eden’, ‘The Egyptian Genesis’, and as a leading figure in the multi-award-winning cinema documentary ‘Patters of Evidence – The Exodus’. David has also written five bestselling books translated into twelve languages.

David Rohl, presenter of Pharaohs and Kings (Channel Four and Discovery Channel 1995).The group meets every third Monday of the month at the Salon de Actos, in la Senieta theatre, Moraira, starting at 10.30am and finishing around midday. Each meeting begins with a seventy-minute (or so) presentation on the day’s subject, employing David’s stunning visuals and informative graphics. Group members are then encouraged to participate in a Q & A discussion for the remaining fifteen minutes of the session.

Due to David’s international lecturing, archaeological research and TV commitments, there may be occasions in the year when he will be away and the lecture is postponed to the following month. However, confirmation of each lecture will be notified to all members, approximately one week before the meeting, giving the lecture title and a short explanation of the subject.

The monthly talks are not always entirely restricted to Egypt, since David will be throwing in the occasional lecture on the history and archaeology of the Old Testament, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Bronze Age Greece, the Minoan bull-leaping culture of Crete, the warlike Hittites of Anatolia (modern Turkey), and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), as well as some ‘specials’ on completely different but nevertheless fascinating topics such as the legendary epic tale of the Trojan War and the Romano-Spanish traditions surrounding the Sangreal (‘Holy Grail’).