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Advice for public

Information for the public

Visiting College

Magdalene College is currently closed to the general public.

Potential students to Magdalene College may be permitted to visit the College, this is by arrangement only and cannot be guaranteed. For information contact the Academic Office

Other external visitors to College such as contractors, College advisers, etc. are by appointment only. The Porters’ Lodge must be informed in advance of the visitor and they will be required to register at the Porters’ Lodge on arrival.

Visitors to College for academic purposes

Visitors for academic purposes are permitted, this includes students from other Colleges for supervisions, supervisors using College facilities to carry out supervisions and, researchers using the historic libraries.

Visitors for academic purposes will be required to show a form of identification (students and supervisors should use their CamCard). Visitors are restricted to access only those areas within the College applicable to their academic purpose. Research using the historic libraries collections is by appointment only.

Magdalene Alumni

Please see the COVID-19 Alumni Information page.


The College grounds and gardens are closed to the public.

Conferencing and Weddings

Please contact the Conference Office by email to discuss the possibility of future conferences, events and wedding bookings.


The College is pleased to return to the Chapel for all Chapel Services (unless otherwise stated). Members of the public are welcome, but are encouraged to book online as places are limited. Please see the Chapel webpages for more information.

Pepys Library

The Pepys Library is running small group tours, ndividual visitors are required to book in advance.  

Please see the Pepys Library Visiting and Opening Hours for more information.

College Staff

College staff are working on-site to provide all necessary services. Office-based staff may be working from home for at least part of the week. Please see the Department Directory page for departmental contacts.