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Welcome to Magdalene College

News & Events

As reported in the 'The Independent' the College is very pleased to have achieved second position in this year's Tompkins Table. Read more of this article ...

The Peter Peckard Essay Prize
The College is very happy to announce the second award of the Peter Peckard Prize, established last year in honour of one of our most distinguished eighteenth century Masters, an early campaigner against the slave trade. Read more ...

Marshall Scholar agreement
Magdalene College Cambridge is delighted to announce that the Master, Lord Williams, and the Chairman of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Dr John Hughes, have signed a bilateral agreement which will ensure that one Marshall Scholar will be attending Magdalene College every year from October 2015. Read more...

The Kipling Manuscript
The College is delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge University Press of a facsimile edition of our unique Rudyard Kipling manuscript.  Read more....

The Magdalene Triennial Festival
established in 2004 and taking place across an entire academic year brings distinguished speakers to the College, many from outside Cambridge. This year the theme is SOUND.  Read more...

Events for Potential Applicants

Magdalene is keen to encourage young people with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply here, regardless of their background. With this in mind, we run events throughout the year. 

Open Days Programme 1, 2, 3 July 2015:

1 July: College All Subjects Open Day

2 July: College & University All Subjects Open Day

3 July: College & University All Subjects Open Day

There will be College Tours throughout the day led by current Magdalene students. The Admissions Tutor, the Admissions staff and current Magdalene students will be available to talk with visitors. You are welcome to visit at any time during the day. There will be subject specific sessions at various times, mostly involving those who lead and teach the subject within the College, see links below.

Anglo - Saxon,   Norse   and   Celtic

Architecture   Asian  and  Middle  Eastern  Studies

Archaeology     Chemical Engineering      Classics

Computer Science         Economics        Education

Engineering    English    Geography   History of Art

History       Human  Social and  Political  Sciences

Land Economy    Law     Linguistics    Mathematics 

Medicine         Modern   and  Medieval  Languages

Music        Natural Sciences (Physical & Biological)

Philosophy   Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Theology     Veterinary Medicine

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 NEW!

From the Collection NEW!

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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