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Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene College

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.

Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene
Welcome to Magdalene

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Undergraduates

200

Postgraduates

114

Fellows

8789

Alumni

595

Years of Study

First Court, Magdalene College Cambridge

About

Magdalene College in the twenty-first century continues a tradition of education and exploration on this riverside site that goes back nearly 600 years.

About
College Life

College Life

Find out about what it's like to live, study and socialise at Magdalene. Our small annual intake helps to foster a family atmosphere and a close-knit community.

College Life

Study

We are keen to encourage anyone with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply to Magdalene.

Study

Student Life

We value the opportunities we have to get to know one another, irrespective of our subject and status.

Student Life

Alumni

Magdalene alumni are Members of College for life and are at the centre of the College community.

Alumni
Supporting Magdalene

Supporting Magdalene

With your help, we can do even more to encourage our talented community of bright young minds to achieve their academic and personal potential

Supporting Magdalene
Events at Magdalene

Events

Magdalene hosts a wide range of events throughout the year for both resident and non-resident Members of the College.

Events
Pepys Building, Magdalene College Cambridge

Pepys Library

The Pepys Library houses one of the great national library collections: 3000 volumes preserved as they were when Samuel Pepys bequeathed them.

Pepys Library

Contact us

Please find details of how to contact us by post, telephone, email, or via the website, by following this link.

Contact us

News

Fellows
Flag First Court

Mr Philip Carne MBE Admitted as Magdalene Pepys Benefactor Fellow

The College is pleased to announce the admission of Mr Philip Carne MBE (1958) as a Pepys Benefactor Fellow. We are delighted to honour and recognise Mr Carne's longstanding generous engagement with the College by admitting him as an Honorary Fellow.

Research
A pancake collapse of a reinforced concrete building

Report into the Turkey-Syria earthquakes reveals construction shortcuts

A new report from The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT), co-led by Magdalene Fellow Professor Emily So, assessed the damage in the aftermath of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes and found that a drive for profit has pushed all players within the construction industry to take shortcuts.

Research
Spatika Jayaram

Neuroscience at the India Science Festival

Magdalene PhD student Spatika Jayaram writes about her recent participation in the India Science Festival, explaining how behavioural neuroscience works.

Events

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Exhibition
The Perspective of the Medieval Scribe

The Perspective of the Medieval Scribe

Exhibition of manuscripts from the Magdalene collection revealing medieval perspectives on the physical world, on other worlds, and on the creative potential of image and word.

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Admissions
Subject Tasters

Subject Tasters

In year 11 or 12? Discover the fascinating subjects you can study at the University of Cambridge with Magdalene College's Subject Taster sessions!

Alumni
Pepys Dinner

The Pepys Dinner 2024

We are delighted to invite members of the Fellowship, selected donors, and Pepysian guests, to the Pepys Dinner in honour of Samuel Pepys’ birthday.