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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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Mary Ward Fun’draising Week 3rd-7th Nov

A week of fun and activities for students, tutors and staff - don't miss it!

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Student IT Survey 2014

What are your IT habits?

We are collecting important information about how you use IT to see how we can improve our communication with you. Please click on 'find out more' and take 5 minutes to fill out this survey.

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Creative Arts Open Day

Sat 25th Oct, 10am-5pm. Talk to tutors and students and enjoy a range of free workshops.
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Raise money for the MW Fund when you shop online

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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Join us for Walk the Thames

Join our annual sponsored walk along the Thames and help raise much needed funds for the Mary Ward Legal Centre.

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Upcoming Courses

Oct 25

Creating Repeat Designs For Textiles

Introduction/refresher to the core skills required for surface design - includes developing designs, creating repeat[...]

Oct 25

Beaded Jewellery Making Techniques

Learn a number of techniques to make your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of beads. [...]

Oct 28

Writing The City

Taking inspiration from the wealth of museums, galleries and public buildings within a stones throw[...]

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.