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. The Festival welcomes the public, alongside the wider University community. Audiences participate in events featuring – in accessible ways – the latest scholarship in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. This year the theme is SOUND. Read more...
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. Details of events for 2015 will be available soon.
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.
16.10.2014 The Peter Peckard Prize
15.07.2014 Cancer Research Award
06.02.2014 Seamus Heaney: A Commemoration and Celebration
11.02.2014 The Parnell Lecture 2013/14
06.12.2013 Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
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