Feb
3
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Feb 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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Feb
7
Fri
2020
An Evening at Benidorm Palace
Feb 7 all-day

Benidorm Palace presents their exciting revue show “Aqua”.   An international cast of 40 talented artists invite you onto a luxury cruise liner to sail the oceans of the world on an aquatic adventure.  Ports of call include Spain (of course), Venice, Egypt and New York City.

Along with transportation to Benidorm Palace, a four course dinner is included in the cost of the trip.  There is a choice of two menu types – the Gran Palace or the Gran Palace Plus menus.   Both types of menus include half a bottle of wine per person (choice of white, red or rose wine and a glass of cava on arrival.

Full details of the menu choices will be available at the Travel Desk at the General Meeting on 4 November or will be emailed to you on booking.

We will arrive at Benidorm Palace around 8.30 pm and leave for the journey back to Moraira around 12.30 am.

Cost: €70 or €80 dependant on menu choice

If you are interested in this trip please either contact the Travel Desk or email

Lynn Clark at travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Feb
10
Mon
2020
The Shah – my part in his downfall @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The Shah - my part in his downfall @ Espai la Senieta

The Shah – my part in his downfall (with apologies to Spike Milligan)

Speaker: Alan Rustage

 

When we flew out to Iran in 1976, it was considered to be one of the most stable countries in the Third World. The monarchy had only recently celebrated its 2,500th anniversary, the army was the best armed in the Middle East, America was a staunch ally, and photographs of the shah were in every shop and restaurant. 

Less than three years later, when we caught an early morning evacuation flight laid on by the RAF, the shah was gone, his close friend and court minister had been executed by a firing squad of widows (the newspaper brought out a special edition with photographs of the body), the Intercontinental Hotel was occupied by members of the Islamic militia, and a cleric who had been in exile for fourteen years was about to establish a theocratic totalitarian government.

How did it happen? Why did it happen? And for what reasons was the CIA taken so completely by surprise?

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Feb 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’).

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Day Trip: City of Arts and Science – Valencia
Feb 20 all-day

CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

VALENCIA

THURSDAY 20th February 2020

Trip Leaders: Kay McKenna & Lynn Clark

See Below for Prices 

This visit we are going to the City of Arts and Science in Valencia. The site the museum is on comprises of 350000 sq mts in the old course of the river Turia. The complex is devoted to culture, education and leisure activities.

You will have a choice of areas to visit:-

HEMISFERICO is built in the form of a human eye, as pictured above, with a planetarium featuring the latest technical advances, Imax cinema and laser show all in one.

THE MUSEU DE LES CIÈNCIES PRÍNCIPE FELIPE (Science Museum) has interactive installations including a huge reproduction of a DNA chain, Foucault’s pendulum, and many other interactive elements including a space simulator.

OCEANOGRAPHIC – The aquariums of the water world. There are Polar zones, Dolphinarium, Red sea aquarium and Mediterranean seascape and a couple of underwater tunnel’s, 70 meter’s long where the fish have chance to gawp at YOU!.

The prices for this trip depend on what you want to see.


Hemesferic and Science Museum combined ticket and Coach for = €25.00

Oceanographica and Coach for = €40.00

Please note – when booking state your choice for the day. You will be charged accordingly.

If you are interested in this trip please either put your name and email address on the list at the Travel Desk or email.

Lynn travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Feb
24
Mon
2020
The Magic of Concorde @ Espai la Senieta
Feb 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The Magic of Concorde @ Espai la Senieta

Lecturer: Pete Carrigan

Pete was a flight engineer 3rd pilot, and flew for 28 years for British Airways. He accumulated over 10,000 hours on 747s over 15 years, and then over 3,500 hours over the next 12 years on Concorde, continuing to fly on this amazing supersonic passenger aircraft right up to its final flight. He was an instructor for the final 6 years of his career, and was responsible for training and checking the crew on
Concorde, as well as flying the aircraft on test flights.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Mar 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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Mar
9
Mon
2020
Cleopatra – Queen of Egypt @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta
Mar 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Lecturer: Angela Chantry

Only 17 years old when she took the throne, Cleopatra quickly became one of the most powerful rulers Egypt had ever known. Her romantic liaisons and military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, as well as her supposed exotic beauty and powers of seduction, earned her an enduring place in history and popular myth. Who was Cleopatra? What and whom did she hold dear? Was she the exotic beauty or did she lure her famous lovers with her intellect and her power? One thing is certain, Cleopatra came to represent, as did no other woman of antiquity, the prototype of the romantic femme fatale.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Mar 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’).

Apr
6
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Apr 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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Apr
20
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Apr 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’).

Apr
27
Mon
2020
British India: A Turbulent love affair. Part 0ne: 1600-1858 @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta Moraira
Apr 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
British India: A Turbulent love affair. Part 0ne: 1600-1858 @ Teatro, Espai la Senieta Moraira

‘On a warm summer night in 1947, the largest Empire the world had ever seen did something no Empire had done before; it gave up. The British Empire did not decline, it simply fell; and it fell proudly and majestically on to its own sword’ (Alexandre von Tunzelmann 2007)

This complex story needs to be told from the beginning;

In 1600 Queen Elizabeth the First issued a charter to the 59 businessmen who had formed the East India Trading Company to commence commercial trade with Mughal India. The charter was for 15 years and was valid as long as the agreement remained profitable.

James the First amended that agreement and instead gave ‘John Company’, as it was colloquially known, a new open ended charter but it was Charles the second who gave the Company unlimited powers enabling the Directors to circumvent Parliament, establish a secretive headquarters in London, raise its own army in India, mint its own coins, impose its own laws and, taking advantage of the extreme length of time to communicate with London, generally behave much as it pleased.

India had so many immensely profitable riches that it was never the intention to colonise the continent- but persistent interference from especially the French, led to increasing military activity and a decision to finally defeat the French, and the Native forces who supported them.

England did eventually prevail and control was established over all but several of the larger independent, Princely States with whom Britain established amicable relationships.

All went relatively smoothly until paranoia about a perceived threat that Russia would invade India from the north, precipitated the First Afghan war in 1846. Subsequent humiliating defeats and a disastrous retreat from Kabul, combined with later disasters began to sow the seeds of dissent in certain political minds in India.

The rebellion of the Bengal Army (there were two other armies: Madras and Bombay) in 1857, known as the Great Mutiny, was caused by many factors that could and should have been avoided.

This resulted in the East India Company finally losing its charter and the British government taking direct control.

Military incompetence leading to further humiliating defeats by the Zulus and the Afghans in 1878-80 at Isandlwana and Maiwand plus dramatic events in the first half of the 20th century resulted in Britain’s presence in India becoming increasingly difficult and finally untenable.

The division of India in 1947 to create Pakistan, known as Partition, and the dreadful, religious violence that ensued will be the subject of a second talk.

Brian Nicholls

May
4
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
May 4 @ 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
10
Sun
2020
Overnight Trip: Andorra & Costa Brava
May 10 – May 16 all-day

ANDORRA & COSTA BRAVA
10 – 16 MAY 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights

Leaders: Lynn Clark and Sue Popkin

 

Cost of the trip:  Price will range from €575 to €495 depending on numbers of bookings.   Single supplement : €168 ( €28 per night)

 

Our trip will start with a two night stop in the beautiful Principality of Andorra nestled between France and Spain, with duty free shopping and picturesque mountain walks. We then move on to the Costa Brava and to the home of Dali the world-famous genius of Surrealism. During our visit to Costa Brava we will visit Besalú, a medieval town with its astonishing fortified bridge, will also go to Girona for the Flower Festival and to see where the Game of Thrones was filmed and a visit the Catalan Venice.

10 MAY. MORAIRA – ANDORRA

We depart early morning for our trip towards the Principality Andorra and its capital La Vella. With stops on route for Coffee and Lunch before our arrival at the hotel, which is the Hotel 4* Hotel Delfor in the capital.  Then, free time, dinner in our Hotel.

Illuminated townscape in valley , Andorra

11 MAY. ANDORRA 

Breakfast and a free day to explore the region for tax reduced shopping in its different malls and shops, or enjoy its famous SPA Caldea. The charming old town – known as the Barri Antic – is home to 12th-century churches and a wonderful town square with valley views. Also a multitude of scenic walking trails easily the best way to take in Andorra’s mountainous landscape and mesmerising sunrises over the Pyrenees. Dinner in Hotel.

12 MAY. ANDORRA – RIBES DE FRESSER – NURIA VALLEY – SANTA SUSANNA

After Breakfast we depart towards the Pyrenees area of Ribes de Fresser which is nestled between mountains and rivers, an idyllic natural environment at the gates of the Pyrenees. Once at Ribes de Fresser we will take the rack railway through the stunning nature preserve of the area. You will see the landscape richness formed by forests and meadows. Once at the beautiful Nuria Valley with its stunning views and sanctuary you will have free time for lunch. We continue on to Santa Susanna where we arrive at our hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Santa Susanna is halfway between Barcelona and Girona, the two great capitals of tourism in Catalonia. This is an ideal place for us to base ourselves while enjoying this area of Catalonia. Santa Susanna offers treasures in the form of paradisiacal and little uncrowded beaches as well as locations of great historical and cultural interest. The lovely hotel that we are staying in is the 4* Hotel Florida Park.

13 MAY.  FIGUERES – CADAQUES – SANTA SUSANNA

After breakfast we drive to the northern part of the Costa Brava, to the area of Figueres where the world-famous genius of Surrealism, Dali, had his workshop now a dedicated as a Theatre-museum. You will have free time to look around the area and time for lunch. Continuing on to Cadaqués which is the easternmost town of the Iberian Peninsula and a beautiful Fishing village where Dali lived in a small fisherman’s house.  It is currently adapted as a museum. Free time.

 

 

 

 

 

On our return journey to Santa Suzanna we pass through Ampuriabrava known as the Catalan Venice with its channels. which has a natural exit to the sea of ​​the region and the lands of Girona and surrounded by the Natural Park of the Marshlands of the Ampurdán and constitutes the most important residential marina in Europe , with about 24 km of navigable canals.  From here we return to our hotel for Dinner.

 

14 MAY. BESALÚ – GIRONA – SANTA SUSANNA

Breakfast and departure towards Besalú. Arrival and tour with official guide included. This medieval town with its astonishing fortified bridge is a journey into the middle east. Each street and each building tell a little about the history, the coexistence of cultures, the development of commerce and the hardness of the wars. Built on top of a hill it is possible to see examples of the  Middle Ages with the existence of important buildings and bridge , the Jewish baths , the church of the monastery of San Pedro from Besalú and San Julián, former pilgrim hospital.

We continue on to Girona City with its famous cathedral as seen on the Game of Thrones, and was once used by the Moors as a mosque, after their expulsion it was entirely remodelled and is now one of the most important monuments of Majorcan architect and an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture.

We are also in Girona when the Temps de Flors (the Flower Festival)  the brightest of them all. Started some 50 years ago is now one of the biggest and best events in Spain. The festival features a variety of flower arrangements that decorate the city, especially the old town. Wonderful arrangements and bouquets are made by local people and displayed both in public buildings and near their own homes.  Return to hotel for dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th MAY.  BLANES – TOSSA DE MAR – SANTA SUSANNA
Breakfast and morning visit of Blanes, fishing village with its beautiful coast shape. It is known as the “Gateway to the Costa Brava”, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border. We then move on to Tossa de Mar with its famous Old city entirely walled against the sea. In 1950 Ava Gardner and James Mason arrived in the small town to shoot Pandora and the wandering Dutchman and that gave the town some fame. In the movie the town was named Esperanza. Return to hotel for Dinner

16 MAY. SANTA SUSANNA – MORAIRA

We depart after breakfast for Moraira.  With stops on route for Coffee and Lunch before our arrival in Moraira.


Included in the price is, coach, excursions, bed breakfast and evening meals in Hotels and Guides.

We want to ensure transparency with our pricing structure. We have based our cost on the number of people who take up the trip as follows – so the more people the cheaper the price for all.

Up to 35 passengers cost €575.

36 to 45 passengers cost €525.

46 to 53 passengers cost €495.

Deposit required €60. Final balance will be informed to you nearer the date.

If you are interested in this trip please either put your name and email address on the list at the travel desk or email Lynn Clark

travel-events@u3amoraira-teulada.org

May
18
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
May 18 @ 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
1
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Jun 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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Jun
8
Mon
2020
The Columbus Aftermath @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jun 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Lecturer: Cheda Panajotovic

The year 1492 is known as the year in which history books state that Christopher Columbus ‘DISCOVERED’ America. For many centuries, history was accepted and written to coincide with the Columbus stories that were taught in the USA. By replacing fiction with facts, most of the old myths are no longer seen as acceptable.

Christopher Columbus is now recognised as an avaricious man who went west in search of wealth, fame and title. He did not discover but instead he collided with a highly developed culture then prevalent on the Caribbean islands that was in many ways on par with that of Europe. His arrival in ‘The Americas’ was the very beginning of destruction, death, enslavement and misery for millions of innocent people.

At this moment in time there are places in the Americas where statues of Columbus are being destroyed and where the very name is seen as an unwelcome embarrassment to the truth. There is a likelihood that the very capital city of the USA – Washington, will no longer be synonymous with the mini state that is currently known as District of Columbia.

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jun 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’).

Jul
6
Mon
2020
General Meeting @ Salones Gl
Jul 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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Jul
20
Mon
2020
Ancient Egypt @ Salon de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Jul 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’).