Summer School 17-31 July 2017

Yoga, Fitness, Dance, History, Philosophy, Business, Jewellery, Ceramics, Portrait, now for Summer School.

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Prospectus 2017-18 Is Now Live

Online and postal enrolment is now live and you will be able to enrol in person at reception from the 26th of June.

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Progression and Accredited Courses in Art & Design 2017-2018

Thinking about a career change or studying Art, Craft or Design at university? Do you just want to develop your creative practice further? Enrol on a course that will help you to further develop your interests, talents and skills in the visual arts.

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Apply For Counselling 2017-18

Accepting application forms now for courses that are starting from September 2017.

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Upcoming Courses

Jul 05

Introduction To Philosophy

What is philosophy? This short course will provide a general introduction to the subject of[...]

Jul 08

New Setting Yourself Up As A Freelance Community Interpreter

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

Jul 08

Public Speaking Workshop

A workshop to help you find your voice and turn the ordeal of speaking in[...]

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.