OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OUR COURSES ARE OPEN AND RUNNING REMOTELY VIA THE INTERNET

Take a look at our latest timetable by clicking on the link to the right or browse our Summer term courses as new courses and presentations are being added regularly. Up-to-date information on new courses is also available on our News & Information page.

Rothsay Education Centre (REC) provides learning and social opportunities for people over the age of 50. We encourage students to continue to grow and learn, contributing to their health and wellbeing while enabling them to contribute to their communities.

Based on the traditional adult education model, the Centre, a self-funded charity, delivers over 200 courses from a beautiful, refurbished Victorian building just off the centre of Bedford.

Courses

Courses on art, languages, literature, science, music and many more delivered by engaging and expert tutors.

Activities

A range of regular trips, annual holidays and weekly walks with Rothsay Ramblers available to members.

Cafe & room hire

Enjoy freshly prepared meals, snacks and drinks in our café. Hire our spacious classrooms or garden for an event.

Support REC

As a self-funded charity we rely on donations. Find out more about how to donate or sponsor the Centre.

Meet a tutor

Dr Twigs Way is a professional landscape and garden historian and divides her time between research and consultancy, giving lectures, talks and writing books.Twigs has worked in historic landscapes for over thirty years, commencing with her studies on medieval parks and expanding into gardens and
landscapes of all periods

A course combining landscape, history, archaeology and flora specially designed for those taking the present ‘opportunities’ to explore the landscape around them as part of their ‘daily exercise’. My Past and Present course will add extra dimension and understanding wherever your (brief) wanders take you!

Tutor

"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."

Student