Summer School

New for 2015: Summer School Courses 20th- 31st July

Summer School is proving popular! Enrol now over the phone or in person for courses in Art and Design, Business, Computing, Dance, Digital Media, Music & Writing.

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Summer School Art Courses

We offer a programme of short art courses for adults during July. Affordably priced, classes include painting, drawing, sculpture, print, textiles, jewellery, design and art history.

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Summer School Computer, Digital Media & Business Courses

Enrol now for Tame your Computer, Photography-DSLR Introduction, Indesign & Project Management Starter

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Short Summer School English Courses available!

Enrol now at reception at your current level or for new students pop in for an assessment on: Tuesdays 11am-1pm or Wednesdays 6-8pm

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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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Upcoming Courses

Jul 11

Life Painting Weekend

Painting from a life-model[...]

Jul 11

Advanced Jewellery Making

For those with some experience to further develop their skills and ideas. [...]

Jul 20

Esol E2 Summer School

Entry level 2 ESOL students.[...]

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.