Treasures of The Higgins : Jenny Morris

"The Higgins Art Gallery and  Museum, just 10 minutes' walk from the REC, was reopened in June 2013 and now serves as a cultural centre as well as being a treasury for the safe keeping and display of numerous bequests and purchases. During our three days together, we shall consider the scope of the collection and a little of its history, but our main focus will be on a selection of the art works and museum artefacts, enabling us to look at them in some depth. On two of the days we shall meet at the Higgins, where special rooms and expertise will be available to us as well as the Higgins' staff expertise* Highlights will include items from the former Bedford Modern School Museum, Greek pots, local Roman finds, some items relating to Bedford local history, and art works from artists as diverse as Edward Bawden, Dora Carrington (a former Rothsay Gardens resident), Turner and Picasso. *Please note that there will be a nominal extra charge on the day for these visits, mainly for our tea/coffee and biscuits."

Tutor: Jenny Morris

"Jenny Morris is an Associate Lecturer at the OU and also a schoolteacher, teaching Classics and Philosophy. She read these subjects at the University of Cambridge and undertook postgraduate research at University College London. She was Head of Classics at Bedford High School for Girls for twenty years and continues to teach in local schools. She started working as a tutor here at the REC in 2011 and enjoyed the company of its students immediately. "