Welcome to MANCENT.

The Manchester Continuing Education Network (MANCENT), is a loose network of independent lecturers and students with a firm belief that Continuing Education at a high level should be available to all who want it.

It tries to match interested students with highly qualified and experienced Continuing Education and University lecturers in the Arts and Sciences.

 How it works:

MANCENT operates as a loose network allowing independent self-employed lecturers to choose their own fees and venues, while offering students the convenience of a one-stop shop when looking for courses in their field of interest, by offering a joint listing of all events.

We are now adding our Autumn courses and hope to have the paper brochure ready by the end of July. 

Please, take a look at our current programme, which you can find by clicking the drop-down menus or by downloading the booklet version of the catalogue: MANCENT-programme-Autumn-2019-v2

All courses can be booked by completing the MANCENT booking form and accompanying it with a cheque for the correct fee to the course lecturer (or if that is not possible to the Course Director).

Our Privacy Notice can be found Here: MANCENT Privacy Notice.



18 thoughts on “Welcome to MANCENT.”

  1. Please note, that our Literature Course: “Hopkins the Poet” is now full. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause.

    Yours sincerely,
    Birgitta Hoffmann
    MANCENT Course Director

  2. Hello,
    We have finally managed to fix our problem with the Webpage and hope you enjoy the new look and the new courses.
    Once again our apologies for the break in service, which was unfortunately beyond our control.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Birgitta Hoffmann,
    MANCENT Course director

  3. We are currently experiencing problems with the site. Our programme will be posted as soon as possible.

  4. Most of the Autumn 2018 courses are now online and can be booked. We are going to add the downloadable .pdf and (hopefully) two more courses in the next few days. I hope you enjoy what is on offer.

  5. Due to the adverse weather conditions this week, a number of courses had to be cancelled, we are in the process of rescheduling these lectures and will advertise the new dates here.
    The day school “Ramesses the Great – Pharao of the Exodus” on Saturday 3rd has been moved to Saturday 24th March.
    There are still places available on this course.

  6. Merry Christmas!
    All courses for Spring 2018 are now online and can be booked in the usual way. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

    Birgitta Hoffmann
    MANCENT course administrator

  7. Dear All,
    As of today we are adding the Spring 2018 courses. Ancient World, Archaeology and Latin are now online. More will follow in the next few days.
    We hope to have the paper catalogue with you before the holidays.

    All the best,
    Dr. Birgitta Hoffmann
    MANCENT course director

  8. Hi Birgitta,
    Once again, thanks for the fantastic courses and study days! I’m really looking forward to them. Please can you kindly tell me how to book for the
    2017 MANCENT conference: Rivers, Roman Harbours and the Roman Army, on 23rd December? Also, do you ever run classes for beginners’ Latin, and will there be a study day on the Archaeology of Iceland, in the Winter?
    Julie C.

  9. Unfortunately, we were just informed that Martin Jervis will have to take a sabbatical this autumn. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return next spring.

    Birgitta Hoffmann
    MANCENT Course Director

  10. As of today we are adding the Autumn 2017 (September to December) courses to the web site. This should take about 10 days, please come back to see if your subject has already been added.

  11. Hello Julie,
    Yes, there will be a course on the archaeology of Orkney this autumn, I hope the date suits you.

  12. Dear Birgitta,
    What fabulous courses! A big thank you to you and all the Mancent lecturers. Will you be running a study day on Orkney archaeology? Myself and a friend would be interested.
    Julie C.

  13. All the summer 2017 courses are now online. I hope you find something that interests you and look forward to seeing you at one of our future meetings.

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