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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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Enrol for next year’s courses online

Or come and pick up a hard copy of the new prospectus from reception!

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The Mary Ward Centre is taking part in Easyfundraising - click here to find out how you can help without any extra cost to you.

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Upcoming Courses

Sep 22

Spanish 3A

Students at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively unaided on everyday,[...]

Sep 22

NEW: Magnificent Monsters: Philosophy and the Human Passions

Many philosophers have chastised human emotions, passions and feelings[...]

Sep 22

Tai Chi

An ancient Chinese martial art form, Tai Chi is also used for its health promotion properties[...]

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.