OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OUR COURSES ARE OPEN AND RUNNING REMOTELY VIA THE INTERNET
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Rothsay Education Centre (REC) provides learning and social opportunities aimed at 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.
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Dr Gary Day was a principal lecturer in English at De Montford University. He is the author of five books including his latest The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present. It was described in the Times Literary Supplement as "an ambitious book, richly informative, consistently readable and conscientiously argued."
I'm looking forward to delivering two short summer courses. The first will explore the parallels and symbolism between Camus' masterpiece The Plague and our present times. That course will be followed by an examination of the extent to which modern art is shaped by religion or spirituality. Do join me to find out more.
"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."