Pre-Foundation Exhibition

Samples of work are on display on the walls of the staircases and the café until the May 22nd at The Mary Ward Centre (Queens Square).

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Mary Ward Centre

Adult Education for everyone

We offer a wide range of courses, evening classes and qualifications to suit many interests. Use the search box to see if we have what you want, or browse our course pages.

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Counselling training in Holborn

Interested in training to be a Counsellor, or looking to build on your career? The Mary Ward Centre runs Counselling training courses for every level.

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New for 2015: Summer School Courses 21st – 31st July

Enrol for courses in Art and Design, Business, Computing, Dance, Digital Media, Music & Writing.

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Want to join an LGBT group of students?

465 students felt safe enough to tell us that they had an LGBT identity last year.

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Upcoming Courses

May 26

Writing For Young Adults

Conjure up tantalizing tales and tension-packed thrillers for adolescents and young adults in this workshop[...]

May 29

Bespoke Bags

Learn to make a simple, structured clutch bag with side ties and magnetic clasp[...]

May 30

Planting For Shady Gardens

Many gardens are shady and trying to grow plants not suited to shade can be disheartening[...]

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

The Cafe

The vegetarian cafe at 42 Queen Square is a popular meeting place for lunch, dinner, or coffee and cake.  The café specialises in vegetarian, vegan, gluten and wheat-free meals and snacks, catering for every dietary requirement.


Café customers can enjoy being surrounded by art produced by Mary Ward Centre art students, or simply catch up with friends, fellow students or colleagues in the calm setting of Queen Square.