Magdalene College Cambridge is greatly saddened to hear the news of the death of its Honorary Fellow, Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. We recall with fond affection the day in May 2001 - the 'day the dons danced' in the words of the BBC's John Simpson (also an Honorary Fellow of the College) - when he visited the College for his installation.
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
The best known of all the graduates of Magdalene is probably Samuel Pepys, who made his name immortal by his diary. He made a unique contribution to our national history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to the College its greatest treasure - his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it.
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
18.01.2013 Admission of Lord Williams as Master
24.10.2012 Professor Sir John Gurdon jointly awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine
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