Welcome to the Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association Website
The site has been set up to keep members informed of the activities of the Association, as well as make available a range of historically significant papers and articles. This is the content of the restricted area of the site.
The site complements the Annual BPEOSA Report which has further detail of members' activities. This year's Report has a key feature on members' involvement in the Olympic Games – in the past and in 2013.
The unrestricted area shares with readers a brief history of Physical Education at Bedford, how the Old Students' Association is run and managed and also includes information about the funding opportunities that the Association offers.
In addition readers can find information on:-
- The Bedford Physical Education Archive – now managed by a Director and employing a qualified Archivist
- Research being carried out at the University of Bedfordshire under the leadership of Professor David Kirk who holds the Alexander Chair in Physical Education and Sport
- Merchandise developed by the Association
You are welcome to contact us via the email address if you are interested in our work – we are always pleased to engage in debate about physical education past and present.
Joining the Association
Former members of Bedford Physical Education can now pay their annual subscriptions or join the Association online via Paypal. See the 'How to join' option on this page.
It is possible for others to join the Association. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member.
The making of the Bedford Physical Training College DVD during World Wars.
CLICK HERE for the digital diary of the making of the DVD Bedford Physical Training College During world wars One and Two.
Copies of the DVD are available from Steph Daniels by email.
I am very sad to report that Eileen Alexander died peacefully in her sleep on Monday January 20th 2014. Eileen was 102 and had been in the Anjulita Court Care Home in Bedford since her fall over two years ago. She was very well cared for and enjoyed frequent visits from friends - many of whom were Old Students. The funeral took place on Monday17th February. Members of BPEOSA can read the tributes on the website.
Please read the tributes to Eileen in the Obituaries section of the site.
Sad news of the recent death of Irene Glaister. If you have memories of Irene please can you send them to me, so that I can compile a tribute to her for the Report.