Welcome to Magdalene
The College is a warm and thriving community in which we strive to make everyone welcome. We are committed to excellence not only in academic life but in all aspects of what we do and we take great pride in the many achievements of the Members of our community.
Years of Study
If you’d asked me on the day I left Magdalene what I’d be doing in ten years’ time, I’m fairly confident I would have been quite assertive: “I’m going to work for the U.K. Government, bringing my passion for problem solving to the biggest public policy questions in society.”
The Robert Cripps Gallery opened in November 2021 as a gallery space for visiting exhibitions and for displaying parts of the College art collection to the wider community. The gallery forms a key part of the New Library as a purpose-built space to meet, relax and find inspiration.
Charles Stewart Parnell is widely known as a figure of world significance in the history of nationalist politics. Less well known is his passion for patriotic enterprise, in particular quarrying on his County Wicklow estate. Parnell Fellow, Professor Christine Casey (2021), writes about the subject of stone usage in the creation of Dublin’s monumental classical architecture.
From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected works from the Collection of Robert Cripps, showcases a small snapshot of the paintings, drawings and engravings acquired over many years by a remarkable collector, reflecting both his deep roots in the countryside and coast of East Anglia and his championing of the indigenous art and artists of his adopted Australian home.
On behalf of the Master and Fellows, we are delighted to invite the 2020 graduating cohort to return to Magdalene for their belated Macfarlane Grieve Dinner on Saturday 17th September 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic regretfully meant that you were unable to celebrate your undergraduate degree in the usual fashion, we very much hope that you will take this opportunity to return to Magdalene with your peers.
The Master and Fellows are delighted to invite those Members who matriculated in 1997 and 1972 to a special reunion celebration, marking the 25th and 50th anniversary of their admission to Magdalene.