OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OUR COURSES ARE OPEN AND RUNNING REMOTELY VIA THE INTERNET
Please note our phone will be staffed between 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday term-time only
We have new courses starting after half-term (w/c 2nd November) and Saturday courses on 7th November
Our 2021 Spring and Summer term courses will be available to book on-line from Monday 26th October. Please note the REC is closed for half-term from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October
To secure a place please book as soon as possible to ensure courses run. If you are unsure about attending a Zoom class feedback from our students can be found on our 'News & Information' page. Thank you for your continuing support which is essential for the future of The REC!
Take a look at our 'News & Information' page for details on our fundraising appeal and how you can donate - thank you
Rothsay Education Centre (REC) provides learning and social opportunities for adults. We encourage students to continue to grow and learn thus contributing to their health and wellbeing
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Bente de Grey is a local writer who has published both feature articles and fiction. Last year she completed a novel for young adults, which is currently being considered for publication.
After a degree in librarianship from Oslo University, Bente moved to Scotland where she worked as a research librarian. Following a career in librarianship and editing Bente returned to university (Luton) and obtained a first class honours degree and an MA in Creative Writing. For the last 11 years, she has led writing courses for writers’ groups and at the REC.
"I have been very pleased with how well the two courses I attended worked via Zoom. It was possible to get as much from and contribute to the courses as normally and in the smaller of the two groups the general feeling was that we had become closer. Zoom is easy to get hold of and easy to work and I do hope that anyone considering a REC course is not put off. REC courses via Zoom work just as well and are still excellent value. The two courses I attended were Memoir Writing with Bente de Grey and Ten Operas with John Dawson."
"We are so fortunate in Bedford to have this institution. It has been, and still is, a source of much good company, valued friendships and accumulation of knowledge."
"Just to say how much I am enjoying the 'one off' Zoom sessions! The ones I have joined so far have been interesting, and being with others, albeit in a virtual kind of way, has helped enormously to lessen the feeling of isolation. Thank you."