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Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene

'Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene' is the College’s most ambitious fundraising Campaign to date. A five year Capital Campaign aiming to secure undergraduate bursaries, support graduate students, build a new Library and restore the iconic Pepys Building.

The College’s commitment to academic excellence includes the provision of financial support, world class teaching and to ensure that our students have the best possible facilities to succeed.

We invite all of our Members to take part in this Campaign as we believe it is vital to secure the future foundations for Magdalene.

Find out more on the Future Foundations Campaign pages. 

Events for Potential Applicants

2017 Magdalene Open Days

We are keen to encourage young people with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply, regardless of their background.

Magdalene will be open as part of the University of Cambridge Open Days on the 5, 6, and 7 July 2017.

We also have other events, some subject-specific, throughout the academic year. Details on all the upcoming Magdalene Open Days can be found on our 2017 Open Days web page.



We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students at the end of September.

Information for new undergraduate students can be found here.


Pepys Library

The Pepys Library is unique: a magnificent collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts put together by Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) and bequeathed at his death to Magdalene College, where he had been a student.  The volumes, still preserved in the original glazed bookcases or ‘presses’ which were designed in 1666 by Pepys himself, provide a world-famous resource for scholars and researchers.  Samuel Pepys’s brilliantly witty, observant and illuminating Diary is among the treasures of his Library. 

Housed in the elegant and iconic Pepys Building, the Library welcomes visitors during the Public Opening Hours.

Information for Visitors and Researchers

Opening Hours

Kipling Manuscript Published

Visit Us

The College and Pepys Building is open all year to visitors excluding April to June. Access times to The Pepys library can be found here

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