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
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
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.
We are keen to encourage anyone with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply to Magdalene.Study
We value the opportunities we have to get to know one another, irrespective of our subject and status.Student Life
Magdalene alumni are Members of College for life and are at the centre of the College community.Alumni
With your help, we can do even more to encourage our talented community of bright young minds to achieve their academic and personal potentialSupporting Magdalene
Magdalene hosts a wide range of events throughout the year for both resident and non-resident Members of the College.Events
The Pepys Library houses one of the great national library collections: 3000 volumes preserved as they were when Samuel Pepys bequeathed them.Pepys Library
Please find details of how to contact us by post, telephone, email, or via the website, by following this link.Contact us
See Magdalene's Senex Globes at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Magdalene's Senex Globes will be displayed alongside a portrait of Francis Williams as part of the Between Two Worlds display at the Victoria and Albert Museum this summer.
The Power of a Four-Day Workweek
A trial led by Magdalene President, Professor Brendan Burchell, and Cambridge social scientists revealed that implementing a four-day working week resulted in reduced stress levels, decreased sick days by 65%, and increased employee retention. The study showed that a shorter workweek improves work-life balance and productivity, leading 92% of participating companies to continue the practice, with 18 making it a permanent change.
Explore Engineering: Under-Represented Ethnic Groups in Engineering Residential
Applications are now open for the Under-Represented Ethnic Groups in Engineering Residential, providing Year 12 students from state-maintained schools the opportunity to explore Engineering at Cambridge University. This fully-funded program includes accommodation, meals, activities, and transportation, offering a comprehensive experience for students interested in pursuing Engineering.
Magdalene Family Day 2023
We are delighted to invite Members and their families to join us for our Magdalene Family Day on Sunday 2nd July 2023.