OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED BUT OUR COURSES ARE OPEN AND RUNNING REMOTELY VIA THE INTERNET
We have short courses running throughout the summer and our full autumn term programme starts on Monday 14th September.
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.
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Marion Moutel-Davesne went to the University of Caen where she did a BA in English and a degree in Spanish. During her fourth year, she went to Roedean School as a Language Assistant. She then found a job in Essex, in a local comprehensive school, and did a BA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. She taught evening classes at Bedford College for a long time and, for the past twelve years, she has been teaching French at the REC.
“I was one of a number Marion's Monday morning class members who, this afternoon, trialled a free App called Zoom, as a way to deliver classes remotely. We were all impressed with how easy it was to install and to use, with features such as screen sharing and group chat. We would strongly recommend using it as a way of continuing to have our classes delivered while the REC is closed..."
"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."