The Retirement Education Centre is a Registered Charity dedicated to providing educational, social and recreational opportunities for anyone 50 and over and not in full-time employment. We also offer weekend, summer and evening courses to anyone aged 18 or over.
The Centre offers a diverse range of courses and activities and an array of opportunities and social events to indulge in, such as organised visits to places of interest, theatre trips, an annual holiday and our Quiz night, and others to keep you fit, such as Rambling.
Our experienced tutors provide high quality, stimulating courses in a range of subjects from Languages to Lip Reading, Painting to Pilates and Guitar to Great Contemporary Issues, to name but a few! All members are made to feel very welcome, with many making lifelong friendships through the Centre.
It is our aim to offer as wide a range of courses as is feasible in our accommodation, thus creating new interests for our members, as well as expanding and building on their existing knowledge. If you enjoy the company of like minded people, making new friendships and want to keep your brain active, do join us.
All students participating in weekly daytime courses are required to become members at a cost of £36 per year.
The restaurant provides delicious, nutritious and freshly prepared hot and cold meals and snacks, at a very reasonable price.
The Centre is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm during term time, and additionally from 7.00 to 9.00pm on Thursdays during the autumn and spring terms, when we are open for our Evening courses. Throughout the summer we are open from 10am to 2pm on Thursdays when you can enjoy a coffee or to participate in a number of informal classes such as Art or Discussion Group. Additional courses are run during August, evenings and weekends. For further details see Course Information.
Why not pop in and pick up one of brochures or alternatively browse our website to find out what we have to offer?