Mary Ward Centre

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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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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Register now with easyfundraising and you can help us raise money at no extra cost to you.

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Upcoming Courses

Apr 27

Hindi 1C

These courses, while emphasising conversational use, look at social and cultural aspects, and the grammatical[...]

Apr 27

NEW: Art and Archaeology: Visual and material culture from prehistory to the present

This wide-ranging course explores visual and material cultures across very different spaces and times, examining[...]

Apr 27

The Cross and the Cresent: 1095-1500

Using contemporary souces we will study the origin and history of the Crusades from both[...]

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.