The College is unfortunately closed to all visitors and non-resident Members due to COVID-19, this includes both the use of Guest Rooms and the College Punts. We do however invite you to take a moment to look at the progress of the New Library; to visit a virtual exhibition and to read College News. We also hope you might join us for one of our virtual events.
When you graduate you automatically become an alumnus/alumna of the College and the University of Cambridge. Magdalene provides many benefits for its fantastic alumni community.
Magdalene Members are always welcome in College. Alumni are welcome to bring their families to walk around the gardens, visit the Chapel and the Pepys Library during opening hours. Please check in at the Porters Lodge on arrival, and do drop into the Alumni & Development Office located in the ‘village’ in Mallory A if you have the time. We would love to see you and you can update your details, find out about forthcoming events wherever you live and see the College merchandise on offer.
If you are planning a visit to Cambridge or are returning to College to attend an event it may be possible to book one of the College Guest Rooms depending on availability. Find out more about Magdalene Guest Rooms from the Alumni & Development Office.
Members and their families are welcome to attend Chapel services. Sunday services are at 9am and 6pm and the College Choir sing Choral Evensong each Thursday at 6.15pm during term time. Find out more about the College Chapel.
Members can book punts from the Porters' Lodge at a charge of £10 per hour. Punts are available for hire from 8am-10pm each day and must be returned by 10.30pm. The season runs from July until September. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance.
Contact the Porters Lodge
T 01223 332100
MA Dining Privileges
Dining at High Table
Members who hold their M.A. Cantab, or after three years, non-MAs Members with a qualifying degree (for example, LLM, MMath, MPhil, PhD), to dine on High Table up to three times a year free of charge.
Members are able to exercise their MA dining privileges on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays within Full Term providing a Fellow is present. If you wish to book to dine on High Table please contact the Alumni & Development Office.
We regret that Members are not permitted to bring a guest on these occasions but are able to bring one guest (for which they will be asked to pay) at one of our dedicated NRM nights intended to facilitate Members exercising their dining rights. Please note that guests must be 18 or over.
Non-resident Members' (NRM) Nights
Many Members choose to use their MA Dining Privileges at one of the specially organised NRM Nights which are held twice a term, these are very popular and often book up far in advance. We endeavour to publish the available dates a year in advance to facilitate Members organising to attend with their contemporaries. NRM Nights are free for Members exercising their dining rights but there is a standard High Table charge of £31.20 for guests.
Dining at Low Table
Members can purchase Formal Hall tickets to dine at Low Table with up to three times per year on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during Full Term at a cost of £11.10 per Member, and £15.85 per guest.
For Formal Hall to take place there must be a Fellow present so do please check with the Buttery before making firm plans. A maximum of two guests are permitted per Member. Please note that guests must be 18 or over. If you wish to dine at Low Table you must book your place(s) in advance via the Buttery. Low Table dining tickets and any wine purchased must be paid for on the evening in question.
Contact the Buttery
T 01223 332114
Magdalene Matters is the College's regular newsletter. Published by the Alumni and Development Office in Michaelmas and Easter terms. As a Member of the College, you will automatically receive Magdalene Matters in the post (unless you have opted out). Magdalene Matters covers a range of topics including College, Members' and development news, feature articles and information on upcoming College events.
Private Functions in the Fellows' Parlour
Members can book the Fellows’ Parlour for parties of up to 22 people. If you wish to organise a private dinner, conference, reception or wedding in College please contact the Conference Office to check availability and to book.
Contact the Conference Office
T 01223 332138
For confirmation of attendance at the University and Tripos marks please contact the Academic Office. To order copies of your degree academic transcripts or degree certificate please contact the University.
Contact the Academic Office
T 01223 760548
The CAMCard is issued free to all alumni who have matriculated and studied at Cambridge identifying you as a member of the University. The CAMCard allows free entry into Colleges and discounts at the University Press shop.
Members can arrange for the Cam card to be sent to and collected from the Alumni & Development Office in College if travelling to Cambridge from abroad.
For further details, please see the University Alumni Relations website.