One of the questions we are asked most commonly is about the pronunciation of the name of the College!
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:
College Open Day: All Subjects - 14 March 2014 - FINAL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE
Magdalene Access Residentials for Year 12 students:
26-28 March 2014 Residential for Humanties and Social Sciences
1-3 April 2014 Residential for Sciences
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.
06.02.2014 Seamus Heaney: A Commemoration and Celebration
11.02.2014 The Parnell Lecture 2013/14
06.12.2013 Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
05.09.2013 Prof Seamus Heaney MRIA, 13th April 1939 to 30th August 2013
26.06.2013 Prof William Cornish awarded CMG
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