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HistoryBedford Physical Training College was founded in 1903. Since then over 100,000 students have passed through our doors...
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Welcome to the BPEOSA 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. 

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. 
  • Merchandise developed by the Association

You are welcome to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

It is possible for others to join the Association. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member.

Margaret Whitehead

EILEEN ALEXANDER is now featured in the Great Bedfordians Gallery at the Higgins Art Gallery and Museum in Bedford. Further details can be found in members section - Latest News.

WEBSITE CHANGES. We have recently made changes to the website. Members login on the home page to access restricted areas and all areas in the 'For Members' drop down tab. If you have any comments or suggestions for the site, please email us via the contact page.