Magdalene College, Cambridge- Welcome to Magdalene College

Welcome to Magdalene College

College History

Why 'Maudlyn'?

One of the questions we are asked most commonly is about the pronunciation of the name of the College!

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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:

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

College Open Day: Mathematics - 26 April 2014

College Open Days: All Subjects - 2,3,4 July 2014




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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