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Welcome to Magdalene College

News & Events

Neville/Lumley Research Fellowship Competition The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2016. (The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities). Read more ...

Magdalene achieves record result on Tompkins Table 
As reported in the 'The Independent' the College is very pleased to have achieved second position in this year's Tompkins Table. Read more ...

Marshall Scholar agreement
The College 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...

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 on 30 April.

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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