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 Universiy 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.

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Autumn 2015:

Dear all,

27 July 2015

We have now started to put the autumn programme online. First up are Ancient World, Latin, Music and Theology...the rest of the courses are to follow in the next few day. The paper brochure will be sent out around the 15 August 2015.

13 March 2015

The Summer 2015 courses are now being put online, we hope to send the paper programme out in the next few days.

3 December 2014

All the courses for the 2015 Spring course are now online.
The pdf version of the printable catalogue will follow soon.

We hope you find this of interest.

Birgitta Hoffmann
MANCENT Course Director

23 October 2014

Today we have begun to put the Spring 2015 programme online. Theology and Latin are first, the other courses will follow in the next few days.

Birgitta Hoffmann
Course Director

22 August 2014

The full MANCENT programme is now online. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you at one of our courses.

11 July 2014

It is time to the think about the Autumn and our programme for Sept-Dec 2014. First up, our Autumn conference, which is about the Impact of WWI in the NorthWest.

Conference Programme

Birgitta Hoffmann

Course Director

23 May 2014

Following your requests, we have extended our teaching into July: this fourth term will be known as "The MANCENT Summerschool" and offer a series of short events. I hope you will find it of interest.

Birgitta Hoffmann

30 April 2014

We have today added a further three courses, which may be of interest.

Medieval History


15 April 2014

All the courses for the Summer 2014 are now online. I hope you find something of interest for you and look forward to seeing you soon at one of the courses. The downloadable programme will be available in the next few days.


1 April 2014

We have recently been informed that our long-standing colleague Alison Jones, who many of you know from her theatre trips and tours to London and Edinburgh, died after a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. I am sure, you will agree, when I say that her kind ways and inspiring lectures will be missed by many of us.

Yours sincerely,

Birgitta Hoffmann
Course Director MANCENT

The information on the Lamb Guild can now be found here

The Summer and Autumn 2014 Programme of the Lamb Guild is now available here.


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Due to persistent technical problems, MANCENT had to change its contact phone number. Unfortunately, the old number is no longer working.

The new number is 07747 533 070.

We now also have a landline number to keep the costs for all of us a bit lower it is:

0161 300 5532.