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.

On March 17th we launched our Distance learning programme for Summer 2020. MANCENT School of the Aircomplete with our very own project mascot: Kylie, and we enjoyed the large number of you and your friends who have come together in our various courses using Zoom, Webex, Skype and Whatsapp, to learn about languages, literature, history and politics. 

Today, June 11, this Summer term is coming slowly to an end, and in a normal year we (as most of you) would now be looking forward to three months of gentle gardening, researching and travelling. However, 2020 is not like other years and as travelling seems to be out of the question for a bit longer, we have decided to continue our courses through the summer months and we hope that you will join us in the MANCENT SUMMER CAMP 2020.

We had also hoped to see all of you in Autumn 2020 back in our usual venues, but government and WHO advice makes this now look highly unlikely.  We will closely follow developments, but in the meantime are slowly moving the autumn courses into an online format, if you have already booked for any of these courses, the lecturers will be in touch to update you on the what is happening in each individual case. 

Please, take a look at our current programme, which you can find by clicking the drop-down menus.

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.

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21 thoughts on “Welcome to MANCENT.”

  1. COVID -19 Update
    Dear all,
    We are currently monitoring the situation closely and all our lecturers have been briefed on the situation. At the moment, we continue our courses as normal, however, should the government advise closing schools etc, we will, of course, follow government advice and will then post this here and inform you.
    If you feel that you need to withdraw from a course you are booked on, please advise your lecturer or the MANCENT office of this.

  2. Dear all,
    The Summer 2020 Programme is now nearly fully online. We hope you find it of interest. The paper version will follow in a few days.

  3. The Spring 2020 programme is now fully online. We hope you find it of interest.
    Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2020 from the MANCENT team.

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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?
    Cheers,
    Julie C.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.
    Cheers,
    Julie C.

  16. 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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