OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OUR COURSES ARE OPEN AND RUNNING REMOTELY ONLINE
Please note our phone will be staffed between 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday term-time only
Our 2021 Spring and Summer term courses are now available to book on-line and our new course brochure can be viewed by clicking on the link to the right
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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Peter Holden MBE
Peter was a senior manager for the RSPB and devised the Big Garden Birdwatch. For many years he advised BBC's Blue Peter and in 1994-5 he joined Bill Oddie in a BBC1 series Bird in the Nest and more recently has contributed to Springwatch. His books include the RSPB Handbook to British Birds, the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife and Birds: A Hidden World. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Nature Conservation and elected a Fellow of the RSA.
"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."