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Rothsay Education Centre (REC) provides learning 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.

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


Find out about a range of regular trips, annual holidays and weekly walks 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

Hello, I’m Marion and I teach French at intermediate and advanced levels. I've been a tutor at the REC for the past 10 years and love the friendly and engaging atmosphere.

A great place to meet people, study ideas and concepts.



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