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Mary Ward Centre
Mary Ward Centre

Photo credit: Jonathan Day

Founded over a century ago, the Mary Ward Centre is a highly successful provider of adult education. It is part of the Mary Ward Settlement, a registered charity. Mary Ward had an enduring impact on public education through the pioneering work that was initiated at the Settlement, which is – in her own words – ‘a place for ideals, a place for enthusiasm’. The Centre’s main building is a Georgian Grade II listed property, 42 Queen Square, WC1. The work of the Centre’s art students is exhibited all year round, in common parts of the building and in the vegetarian cafe which is open to the public. A 1905 portrait by Felix Stone Moscheles (1833–1917) of John Passmore Edwards, a great supporter of the Mary Ward Settlement at its foundation, is on permanent view in a classroom, as is a 1904 portrait in chalk of Mary Ward by Albert Sterner (1863–1946).

Mary Ward Centre

42 Queen Square, London, Greater London WC1N 3AQ England

0207 269 6000

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