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College Suspension

The Mary Ward Centre has decided to suspend face-to-face classes – We expect to restart classes in the week beginning 11th May 2020 and will be in touch with all of our students with further information over the coming weeks.

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Music Hall 21st March Performance Cancelled

The next performance from the Naughty Nineties Music Hall Company has been cancelled. They will be back in the summer term.

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Upcoming Courses

Apr 20

May 02

Community Interpreting Level 3 Certificate (Ascentis)

This nationally recognised qualification is for people who are fluent in English and another language.[...]

May 11

Intermediate Philosophy Part 3: Society, Language and Difference

Philosophy in the second half of the 20th century was faced with the demands of[...]

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.