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Future Foundations was launched in March 2017 and is the College’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date.

Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene initially aimed to raise £25 million to secure undergraduate bursaries, support postgraduate students and early career Fellows, build a new College Library and restore the iconic Pepys Building.

Three years on we have raised an amazing £26 million and are looking forward to the opening of the New Library, a stunning addition to the College estate, entirely funded with donations from Members, Friends, Trusts and Foundations. We have already achieved much in terms of raising funds to support our students and early career Fellows but now, more than ever, need to continue our work in this area to do yet more. Given the extraordinary times we live in, our focus at this time is on our people and on ensuring that the College can weather the current economic challenges. We will refocus on the Pepys restoration project in a year or two depending on national and global developments.

Future Foundations - Areas of Support

Future Foundations - General Purposes

Unrestricted gifts allow the Bursar to respond swiftly and immediately to need as it arises across the College during this difficult economic period.

Find out more about supporting Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene.

The Undergraduate Bursary Scheme at Magdalene

We are committed to raising funds to support every undergraduate in need of help and to ensure that no one should be deterred from studying at Magdalene due to financial reasons.

Find out more about supporting the Undergraduate Bursary Scheme.

Supporting Postgraduate Students and Young Academics

The financial climate for our brightest postgraduates wishing to pursue further study has become much more challenging. The College has a Hardship Fund for graduate students who run into financial difficulties. The fund also allows us to support a number of PhD students whose funding runs out before their research is complete. This is all possible due to the generosity and support of our Members and Friends.

Find out more about supporting postgraduate students and young academics.


In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of The Magdalene College Foundation maintains complete discretion over allocation of gifts to Magdalene. However, the Board of Directors will take into consideration any specific areas which you may wish to support. Untargeted gifts will be treated as gifts to 'General Purposes', to be disbursed to the area of greatest need.

Supporting the Future Foundations Campaign

We invite all of our Members to take part and support the Future Foundations Campaign. Every gift, large and small, will make a difference to the success of the Future Foundations Campaign.

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