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

Browse our latest course brochure by clicking on the link to the right. To secure a place please book as soon as possible to ensure courses run. Thank you for your continuing support which is essential for the future of The REC!

Take a look at our 'News & information' page for feedback from our students who have been attending our Zoom classes this term.

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.

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 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."