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King of Kings with Dr Rowan Williams

Pepys’s Library - The Times Literary Supplement Review.

The Pepys Library at Magdalene featured in the lead review of the TLS (18th March), with an image from the library on the front cover.

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The Peter Peckard Essay Prize (2016)

The College is delighted to invite submissions for its annual ‘Peter Peckard Prize’ worth £1000. Further information is available here.


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.

The main college Open Days for all subjects in 2016 will be on 29 June, 30 June and 1 July (30 June and 1 July are also university-wide Open Days).

There will be college tours throughout each day led by current Magdalene students. The Admissions Tutors, 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.

There will be a special Open Day for prospective applicants for Mathematics and Mathematics with Physics 30 April. The college will also be open on 11 March for those interested in finding out more about Modern and Medieval Languages, Asian and Middle Easern Studies, Classics and Linguistics. A programme for the day can be found here.

More details on these and other events for potential applicants throughout 2015-16 will appear here in due course.

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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