In 1967, Brathay opened the third of its main activities: the Field Study Centre (FSC).
This was located in Old Brathay and sought to extend opportunities for young people in the academic field.
The outcome was an activity-based one-week course for senior school pupils to broaden their experience in Geography, Biology or Geology.
It was an instant success and quickly expanded. The FSC provided accommodation for over 50 people, occupied four laboratories, developed a well-stocked library and had a large barn/meeting room. There were also weeks allocated for University groups and Summer Schools. Sadly, economic pressures and the inability of schools to spend money on such high quality courses led to its closure in 1986.