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News & Events

A Reading with Rowan Williams & John Dennison. Join us on Thursday 12th March for an evening of poetry with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and visiting New Zealand poet and chaplain, John Dennison, at Magdalene College. John Dennison will be launching his major new Carcanet collection Otherwise, whilst Rowan Williams will be reading from his bestselling Carcanet collection The Other Mountain. Read more...

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...

Sackler Senior Research Fellowship.The Governing Body of Magdalene College invites applications for the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Senior Research Fellowship Read more....

The 2015 Magdalene College Investec Lecture in Business will take place on Monday 2nd March 2015 and will be delivered by Kasper Holten. Read more...

The Peter Peckard Essay Prize

The College is delighted to invite submissions for its annual ‘Peter Peckard Prize’ worth £1000. Full details can be found 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. 

Open Days in 2015:

13 March: College All Subjects Open Day

2 May: Mathematics Open Day

1 July: College All Subjects Open Day

2 July: College & University All Subjects Open Day

3 July: College & University All Subjects Open Day


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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