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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

The Eileen Alexander Legacy Fund provides funding opportunities to promote physical activity for people of all ages in the Bedford area.

BPEOSA are administering the fund. A two stage application process is in place, further details are available on this site at  About BPE- Funding Opportunities.

Old Students Day 2016 was a great success, photos will be posted shortly but can be seen on our Facebook page, see the link in the top right hand corner of this page.

Movement Choir will be back in Bedford on August 21st 2016. Further details available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.