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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.  The Festival welcomes the public, alongside the wider University community. Audiences participate in events featuring – in accessible ways – the latest scholarship in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.  This year the theme is SOUND.  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 Day dates published for 2015

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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