Last week of summer school dance classes

Our Summer school continues next week with a programme of fun short dance courses From Lindy Hop, Latin Line to Rock N Roll!

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Enrol Now For September

2015/16 Prospectus is available. Enrol now to avoid disappointment as places are filling up!

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One week left of summer school art courses

We offer a programme of short art courses next week as part of our Summer School. Affordably priced, classes include painting, drawing, print, textiles, jewellery, design and art history.

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ESOL, Literacy, Maths & IT: Join now for September Courses

Enrol now for September courses. Come for advice and assessment on: Wednesdays 12-2pm or 5.30-7.30pm

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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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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

Jul 30

Abstract Painting And Collage

A 2-day course introducing some basic abstract painting and collage techniques and theories[...]

Jul 30

Dance: Latin Line

No previous dance experience necessary[...]

Jul 31

Experimental Drawing

This challenging, creative and energetic workshop is for those with some experience of drawing[...]

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.