Berwick Educational Association

The plays of  Alan Bennett is the subject of a study day.
The plays of Alan Bennett is the subject of a study day.

Members of Berwick-upon-Tweed Educational Association enjoyed the second of Dr Richard Moore’s entertaining study days on The Legacy of the Border Reivers.

If your interest lies in the old stories and legendary characters of the wild Borderlands such as Kinmont Willie, rescued in a daring raid on Carlisle Castle under the nose of the Lord Warden by the The Bauld Buccleuch, and how one of the most notorious murdering, thieving scoundrels of the 16th century, Robert Kerr, ended up as the 1st Earl of Roxburgh, this was the place to be.

Dr Moore has promised a further study day next year focusing on the Border Ballads which promises to be another sell-out.

In the meantime, there are still places available for his study day on An Introduction to the Plays of Alan Bennett on June 6, and Liz Loutfi’s study day on the mediaeval masterpiece Everyman on June 23.

Liz Loutfi has also added a half-day lecture to our programme on the subject of A Greet Pye – The History of the Cookery Book on August 18.

The BEA’s full autumn programme of courses is available to view on the website and details will shortly be available to download at or obtained from the bookings secretary by email at or by post by phoning 01890 819046.