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PRESS RELEASE FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE MANDELA MAGDALENE SCHOLARSHIPS AND ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM On Saturday 24th October  

His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene of Ghana, honoured with his presence a celebration of twenty years of Mandela studentships in Magdalene College, Cambridge, and looked forward to the foundation of a professorship of African Archaeology. 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.

Magdalene College is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a FREE  Residential from 29-31 March 2016 as part of our Widening Participation Initiative for students in our link areas of North and West Wales and Merseyside. Participants will spend three days living and learning like a Cambridge student, attending lectures and practical sessions with Cambridge academics and finding out more about what it really means to be a student at Cambridge University. 

Applications are now open! 

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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