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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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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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Upcoming Courses

Nov 01

ECDL Saturday Fasttrack

Learn to use the three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint[...]

Nov 03

Improvers Creative Writing

For those who have done at least one year of work in a writing group[...]

Nov 03

Introduction To Silver Clay Jewellery

Silver clay can be worked like clay but is made of fine silver particles 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.