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News & Events

Marshall Scholar agreement. Magdalene College Cambridge 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...

The College is delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge University Press of a facsimile edition of our unique Rudyard Kipling manuscript.  Read more....

Magdalene College, Cambridge, seeks to appoint a Chaplain , who will be elected to an Official Fellowship, from 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited from ordained graduate priests (male or female) of the Church of England (or of a Church in full communion with it), who have, at least, completed their first curacy (or equivalent), or are about to complete it. Applications should be made here...

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 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

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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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