Welcome from the Master
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
Meet the Master of Magdalene
Sir Christopher Greenwood was an undergraduate at Magdalene in 1973 where he studied Law and then a postgraduate before he became a Fellow in 1978. He served successively as Dean, Director of Studies in Law and Tutor. In 2008 he was elected by the United Nations as a Judge of the International Court of Justice and by Magdalene as an Honorary Fellow.
Magdalene College Magazine 2019-20
The 2019-20 College Magazine in now available online The College Magazine is the College's official annual publication. The Magazine contains a record of the events of the previous academic year together with articles written by Members of the College.
Farewell Rowan and Jane Williams
Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene 2012-2020, has brought a very distinctive voice to the College: in the literal sense, of course - a voice which is immediately recognisable, humane, intelligent and generous, with a touch of the bard. The College wishes Rowan and Jane every happiness in retirement (which we know will not be tending the roses) and Magdalene acknowledges a deep debt of gratitude.
Mathematics Lecture: Probability in the real world
Application Support Programme for BME Students in STEM
Mathematics lecture on the applications of probability theory. The talk is intended for Year 12-13 students as a taster of university-level maths. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Bacallado about admissions interviews at Cambridge in the sciences, what's new in 2020, and preparing applications in mathematics.
Tribalism's Troubles: Responding to Rowan Williams
We are delighted to invite Members to attend the virtual launch of Tribalism's Troubles: Responding to Rowan Williams on Thursday 5 November 2020 at 10am GMT / 9pm AEDST (NSW, ACT, Victoria) and 8pm AEST (Queensland). In September 2019, Honorary Fellow and former Master, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered the third PM Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life on "Overcoming Political Tribalism". This lecture has been published together with twelve responses, and offers a number of perspectives on the central claim that moving beyond political tribalism requires the building of a culture in which perspectives can interact and interrogate one another and themselves.
Inside the Magdalene College Magazine
The latest issue of the Magdalene College Magazine, looking back at the 2019-20 academic year, is the first to be published solely in a digital format due to the coronavirus pandemic. To mark its virtual publication we are delighted to invite Members to join Professor James Raven, Senior Research Fellow and Editor of the College Magazine, as he talks with contributors Dr Philippa Steele and Lorna May Wadsworth.