Puppet Making

The course will offer a formal introduction to basic techniques in making and operating different types of puppets & give students the opportunity to take part in a short performance at the end of the course. Suitable for all levels.

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Public Speaking Workshop

A workshop to help you find your voice and turn the ordeal of speaking in public into an exciting opportunity to express your ideas with flair and conviction, incorporating a range of practical exercises to build confidence.

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Creating Personal Mythology

In this course we will consider the recovery of one's 'personal myth' as part of modern society's quest for the 'self', exploring whether issues such as personal identity can be pursued through the cultivation and evolution of personal mythologies.

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Introduction To Knitting

Learn the basic techniques for knitting and how to follow a simple pattern. Develop your skills through making samples and personal projects.

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Mary Ward Book Club

For those wishing to broaden their knowledge of London writing and improve their critical skills.

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Folk Fiddle

Acclaimed fiddle player, John Dipper will lead you through the intricate techniques of bowing, tone & genre specific ornamentation allowing you to develop your own style while studying tunes from around the British Isles and further afield.

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Wide Variety of Fitness Classes at Great Turnstile

Our popular yoga, Pilates, Zumba & Tai Chi classes start next week or why not try NEW Fighting Fit or Strength & Body Conditioning?

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Mary Ward Legal Centre

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Upcoming Courses

Nov 01

NEW:Telephone Interpreting in the Public Services

A course suitable for those who have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting[...]

Nov 01

Level 1: Beginners Creative Writing

Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment.[...]

Nov 01

Photoshop Introduction with Photography

Start here to make the most of your point-and-click digital camera[...]

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.