MWC outside at night

Opening hours over the Christmas break

The Centre be closed at certain times over the break - please check we are open before travelling in.

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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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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

Jan 12

Over 60s’ Computing

A chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment[...]

Jan 12

Spanish Stage 3 Continuation

Students should be able to understand and communicate effectively on everyday routine matters.[...]

Jan 12

NEW: Love at Last Sight: On Walter Benjamin

On a Spring day in 1940, Benjamin handed to the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris a[...]

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.