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University Statement on EU Student Funding

Following the EU referendum result, the University has issued a statement regarding the implications for current students, offer holders, and applicants from the European Union.

Importantly, it is envisaged that current students, offer holders, and those intending to apply for admission in 2017 will be continue to be charged fees at the UK fee rate. The full statement can be found here. We will provide further information as it becomes available.


The Peter Peckard Essay Prize (2016)

The College is delighted to invite submissions for its annual ‘Peter Peckard Prize’ worth £1000. Further information is available 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.

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. The full programme for these days can now be viewed here

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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