Bloomsbury Festival 22-25 October 2015

The Mary Ward Centre is hosting 'He Who Said Yes, He Who Said No And All That Came In-Between' on behalf of the Bloomsbury Festival.

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Enrol Now For 2015/16

2015/16 Prospectus is available. Enrol now to avoid disappointment as places are filling up! Reception is open for enrolment Monday to Thursday 9.30-8.30pm and Friday 9.30pm-8pm

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Creative Writing

Looking for the perfect creative writing course? Take a look at the range of courses we offer for students at all levels of ability.

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Rainbow Flag

Want to join a 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

Oct 12

Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

An introduction to the work of a community interpreter and advice on gaining essential voluntary experience[...]

Oct 17

Natural Dyes For Textiles

Discover the beautiful and subtle colours of natural dye and dye natural fabric samples. Explore colour[...]

Oct 17

Papier Mache Animals

Produce exciting, creative and unique animal sculptures using a range of materials including paper[...]

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.