Open Days

All-Subject Open Days

The College holds Open Days for all subjects in July in conjunction with the University-wide Open Days.

The next all-subject Open Days are:

3 - 5 July 2019

The College will be open at the following times:

  • Wednesday 3 July: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 4 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Friday 5 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

You are welcome to visit at any point during these times, there is no need to book. There will be College Tours throughout the day led by current Magdalene students. The Admissions Tutor, Admissions staff, and current students will be available to talk with. A welcome desk manned by Admissions Tutors, staff, and current students will be located at the front gate.

Session times and content is subject to change. Please keep checking this page regularly for further updates on the sessions we plan to run.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Office (Admissions):

E: admissions@magd.cam.ac.uk
T: 01223 332135

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July are also University Open Days when many of the University's departments and other Colleges will also be open to visitors.


General talks and sessions:

Applying to Cambridge

Thursday 4th July: 10:45 – 11:30 am

Friday 5th July: 10:45 – 11:30 am

Pastoral Support at Magdalene College

Thursday 4th July: 2:30 pm

Writing Competitive Personal Statements

Thursday 4th July: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday 5th July: 2:00 3:00 pm


Subject specific sessions:

Subject specialists will be giving sessions, including sample supervisions, mock interviews and drop-in question and answer sessions.

If you would like to attend any of the subject sessions pop along to the Welcome Desk for further information and directions.

 

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Please email Dr Richard Dance rwd21@cam.ac.uk to make an appointment and visit the ASNC department in the afternoon(s), where he will be able to see you (by appointment on Thursday and Friday only).

Archaeology and Anthropology

Mr Jeremy Bennett will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 10:00 – 12:00 noon(RC6 Pepys Building)

Friday 5th July: 10:00 – 12:00 noon (RC6 Pepys Building)

Architecture

Prof Koen Steemers will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)

Friday 5th July: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Our Director of Studies for AMES, Professor Amira Bennison advises potential applicants to visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies stand on the Sidgewick site, where she anticipates being available on Friday 5th July.  She is also happy to answer questions via email at knb21@cam.ac.uk

Chemical Engineering

Mr Zach Bond will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (RC5 Pepys Building)

Classics

Dr John Patterson will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)

Friday 5th July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)

Computer Sciences

Dr John Fawcett will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Cripps Court Meeting Room 2)

Friday 5th July, 1:00 – 3:00pm (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)

Economics

Dr Muhammad Farid Ahmed will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 10:00 – 12:00 noon (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)

Dr Kanak Patel will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Friday 5th July: 12:00 – 12:45 pm (Benson B2)

Friday 5th July: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Benson B2)

Education

Our Director of Studies for Education, Dr Linda Fisher, is happy to answer questions via e-mail at lgf20@cam.ac.uk . Magdalene College’s Admissions’ Tutors will also be happy to answer questions about admissions to Education. We advise students interested in the subject to visit the University Open Day.

Engineering

Dr Alastair Gregory will be available for drop-in questions between the following times

Thursday  4th  July 10:0012:00 noon(First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)

Mr Fergus Riche will be available for drop-in questions between the following times

Friday 5th July 10:00 – 12:00 noon (Brights H4)

Dr John Orr will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Friday 5th July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Pepys Building LC6)

English

There will be a session for students interested in studying English.

Wednesday 3rd July: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (First Court E1)

Thursday 4th July: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (First Court E1)

Friday 5th July: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (First Court E1)

Geography

Please ask a member of the admissions team on the day. You can also e-mail admissions@magd.cam.ac.uk with questions about the subject. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

History

Dr Christina Skott will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Benson E10)

Thursday 4th July: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Benson E10)

Friday 5th July: 10:00 – 12:00 noon (Benson E10)

Mock supervision with Dr Oliver Haardt and Dr Christina Skott, Wednesday 3rd July 3:00 pm (Benson E10)

History of Art

Dr John Munns will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July:  11:00 – 1:00 pm (Pepys Bulding LC3)

Friday 5th July:  11:00 – 1:00 pm (Pepys Building LC3)

Human, Social and Political Sciences

Dr Marissa Quie (Sociology and Politics) will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July:  2:00 – 3:00 pm (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)

Friday 5th July: 10:00 – 11:00 am (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)

Land Economy

Dr Kanak Patel will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Friday 5th July: 12:00 – 12:45 pm (Benson B2)

Friday 5th July: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Benson B2)

Law

Dr Neil Jones will be available for drop-in questions at the following times, and running sample supervisions:

Thursday 4th July: 11:00 – 12:00 noon and 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Sample Supervision:  3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mallory Court B15)

Friday 5th July:  11:00 – 12:00 noon and 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Sample Supervision:  3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mallory Court B15)

Linguistics

Please ask a member of the admissions team on the day. You can also e-mail admissions@magd.cam.ac.uk with questions about the subject. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Mathematics

Dr Sergio Bacallado will be available for drop-in questions between the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 11:30 – 12:30 pm (16 Old Lodge)

Dr Stuart Martin will be available for drop-in questions between the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 3:00 – 4:00 pm (E3 First Court)

Friday 5th July:  2:00 – 3:00 pm (E3 First Court)

Medical Sciences

Dr Stewart Sage will be available for drop-in questions between the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 3:00 – 5:00 pm (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)

Dr Cecilia Brassett will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 3:00 – 5:00 pm(Brights H5)

Friday 5th July:  3:00 – 5:00 pm (Brights H5)

Modern and Medieval Languages

Dr Hugo Azerad, Director of Studies and College Lecturer in French, will be available at the following times:

Thursday 4th July from 11:00 – 1:00 pm and 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Q&A + drop-in session on how to prepare for MML interviews. (36A Thompson’s Lane)

Mr Felipe Schuery, the Senior Language Teaching Officer in Portuguese, offers drop in sessions for anybody interested in picking up a language from scratch (this does not have to be Portuguese!).

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Room 1, 30 Thompson's Lane)

Friday 5th July: 11:00 – 12:00 noon (Room 1, 30 Thompson's Lane)

Silke Mentchen, Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies for MML, will be available to answer questions about the subject at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Welcome Desk)

Thursday 4th July: 

10:00 – 12:00 noon (Faculty stand)

2:00 – 5:00 pm (Welcome Desk)

Friday 5th July:  9:00 – 5:00 pm (Welcome Desk)

Music

Please email Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latterat dt267@cam.ac.uk if you would like to ask any questions regarding Music.

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Hannah Critchlow (Neuroscience) will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (C10 First Court)

Dr Liria Masuda-Nakagawa (Neuroscience-Genetics) will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July:  2:00 – 4:00 pm (H4 Benson Court)

Friday 5th July:  2:00 – 4:00 pm (H4 Benson Court)

Dr Claire Brasted-Pike will be available for sample supervisions and drop-in questions at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Chapel Staircase 1)

Friday 5th July:  4:00 – 5:00 pm (Cripps Court Meeting Room 2)

Physical Natural Sciences

Dr Richard Neill will be running a sample supervision with demonstrations at the following time:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3).

Dr Chris Edgcombe (Astrophysics) will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Friday 5th July: 1.45 – 4.15 pm (Chapel Staircase 1)

Philosophy

Please e-mail Dr Nakul Krishna (nk459@cam.ac.uk) to make an appointment at a time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on either Thursday or Friday. Dr Krishna would also be happy to answer any queries over e-mail.

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Catherine O’Brien will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Wednesday 3rd July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)

Thursday 4th July: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)

Theology and Religious Studies

Dr Simon Ravenscroft will be available to answer questions about Theology, as well as the other Arts and Humanities courses at the following times:

Thursday 4th July:  10.30 – 5:00 pm (Welcome Desk)

Veterinary Medicine

Dr Gareth Pearce will be available for drop-in questions at the following times:

Thursday 4th July: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (First Court F3)


Sessions organised by time and day

Wednesday 3 July

TimeSubjectSpeaker
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Modern and Medieval Languages

Mr Felipe Schuery, the Senior Language Teaching Officer in Portuguese and Fellow of the College, offers drop in sessions for anybody interested in picking up a language from scratch (this does not have to be Portuguese!). (30 Thompson's Lane, Room 1)
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Hannah Critchlow (Neuroscience) will be available for drop-in questions (First Court, C10)
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Physical Natural Sciences

Dr Richard Neill will be running a sample supervision with demonstrations (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3).
2:00 – 4:00 pmPsychological and Behavioural SciencesDr Catherine O’Brien will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)
2:00 – 5:00 pmChemical Engineering

Mr Zach Bond will be available for drop-in question (RC5 Pepys Building)

2:00 – 5:00 pmHistoryDr Christina Skott will be available for drop-in questions (Benson E10)
3:00 pmHistoryDr Oliver Haardt and Dr Christina Skott willbe available for sample supervisions (Benson E10)
2:00 – 5:00 pmModern and Medieval LanguagesSilke Mentchen, Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies for MML, will be available at the main entrance desk for drop-in questions.
3:00 – 5:00 pmMedical Sciences Dr Stewart Sage will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)
4:00 – 5:00 pmEnglishThere will be a session for students interested in studying English (First Court E1)
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Claire Brasted-Pike will be available for sample supervisions and drop-in questions (Chapel Staircase 1)
 Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesProfessor Amira Bennison advises potential applicants to visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies stand on the Sidgewick site.  She is also happy to answer questions via email at knb21@cam.ac.uk.
 EducationDr Linda Fisher is happy to answer questions via e-mail at lgf20@cam.ac.uk. Magdalene College’s Admissions’ Tutors will also be happy to answer questions about admissions to Education. We advise students interested in the subject to visit the University Open Day.
 MusicPlease email Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latterat dt267@cam.ac.uk if you would like to ask any questions.

 

Thursday 4 July

TimeSubjectSpeaker
10:00 – 12:00 noon

Archaeology and Anthropology

Mr Jeremy Bennett will be available for drop-in questions (RC6 Pepys Building)

10:00 – 12:00 noonEconomicsDr Muhammad Farid Ahmed will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)
10:00 – 12:00 noonEngineeringDr Alastair Gregory will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)
10:30 – pmTheologyDr Simon Ravenscroft will be available at the main entrance desk to answer questions about Theology, as well as the other Arts and Humanities courses
11:00 – 1:00 pmArchitectureProf Koen Steemers will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)
11:00 – 1:00 pmHistory of ArtDr John Munns will be available for drop-in questions (Peyps L3)
11:00 – 12:00 noonLawDr Neil Jones will be available for drop-in questions (Mallory Court B15)
11:00 – 1:00 pmModern and Medieval Languages Dr Hugo Azerad (French) will be available for Q&A + drop-in session on how to prepare for MML interviews. (36A Thompson’s Lane)
11:30 – 12:30 pmMathematicsDr Sergio Bacallado will be available for drop-in questions (16 Old Lodge)
2:00 – 3:00 pmHuman, Social and Political SciencesDr Marissa Quie (Sociology and Politics) will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)
2:00 – 4:00 pmClassicsDr John Patterson will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)
2:00 – 4:00 pmLawDr Neil Jones will be available for drop-in questions. Sample Supervision:  3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mallory Court B15)
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Liria Masuda-Nakagawa (Neuroscience-Genetics) will be available for drop-in questions (Benson H4)
2:00 – 4:00 pmPhilosophyPlease e-mail Dr Nakul Krishna (nk459@cam.ac.uk) to make an appointment at these times. Dr Krishna would also be happy to answer any queries over e-mail.
2:00 – 4:00 pmPsychological and Behavioural SciencesDr Catherine O’Brien will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)
2:00 – 5:00 pmHistory Dr Christina Skott will be available for drop-in questions (Benson E10)
2:00 – 5:00 pmModern and Medieval LanguagesDr Hugo Azerad (French) will be available for Q&A + drop-in session on how to prepare for MML interviews. (36A Thompson’s Lane)
2:00 – 5:00 pmModern and Medieval Languages

Silke Mentchen, Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies for MML,will be available at the main entrance desk for drop-in questions.

She will be at the Faculty stand for the University Open Day between 10:00 - 12:00 noon to answer questions.

2:00 – 5:00 pmVeterinary Medicine

Dr Gareth Pearce will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F3)

3:00 – 4:00 pmComputer ScienceDr John Fawcett will be available for drop-in questions (Cripps Court Meeting Room 2)
3:00 – 4:00 pmMathematicsDr Stuart Martin will be available for drop-in questions (First Court E3)
3:00 – 5:00 pmMedical Sciences Dr Cecilia Brassett will be available for drop-in questions  (Brights H5)
4:00 – 5:00 pmEnglishThere will be a session for students interested in studying English (First Court E1)
pm

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Please email Dr Richard Dance rwd21@cam.ac.uk to make an appointment and visit the ASNC department in the afternoon(s), where he will be able to see you (by appointment only).
 Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesProfessor Amira Bennison advises potential applicants to visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies stand on the Sidgewick site.  She is also happy to answer questions via email at knb21@cam.ac.uk.
 EducationDr Linda Fisher is happy to answer questions via e-mail at lgf20@cam.ac.uk. Magdalene College’s Admissions’ Tutors will also be happy to answer questions about admissions to Education. We advise students interested in the subject to visit the University Open Day.
 MusicPlease email Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latterat dt267@cam.ac.uk if you would like to ask any questions.

 

Friday 5 July

TimeSubjectSpeaker
09:00 am – 5:00 pmModern and Medieval LanguagesSilke Mentchen, Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies for MML, will be available at the main entrance desk for drop-in questions.
10:00 – 11:00 amHuman, Social and Political SciencesDr Marissa Quie (Sociology and Politics) will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)
10:00 – 12:00 noonArchaeology and AnthropologyMr Jeremy Bennett will be available for drop-in questions (RC6 Pepys Building)
10:00 – 12:00 noonEngineeringMr Fergus Riche will be available for drop-in questions (Brights H4)
10:00 – 12:00 noonHistoryDr Christina Skott will be available for drop-in questions (Benson E10)
11:00 – 12:00 noonLawDr Neil Jones will be available for drop-in questions (Mallory Court B15)
11:00 – 12:00 noonModern and Medieval LanguagesMr Felipe Schuery, the Senior Language Teaching Officer in Portuguese and Fellow of the College, offers drop in sessions for anybody interested in picking up a language from scratch (this does not have to be Portuguese!). (30 Thompson's Lane, Room 1)
11:00 – 1:00 pmArchitectureProf Koen Steemers will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F8, Supervision Room 3)
11:00 – 1:00 pmHistory of ArtDr John Munns will be available for drop-in questions (Peyps L3)
12:00 – 12:45 pm Economics/Land EconomyDr Kanak Patel will be available for drop-in questions  (Benson B2)
1:00 – 3:00 pmComputer ScienceDr John Fawcett will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F7, Supervision Room 2)
1:45 –  4:15 pm

Natural Sciences

Physical Natural Science

Dr Chris Edgcombe (Astrophysics) will be available for drop-in questions (Chapel Staircase 1)
2:00 – 3:00 pmEconomics/Land EconomyDr Kanak Patel will be available for drop-in questions  (Benson B2)
2:00 – 3:00 pmMathematicsDr Stuart Martin will be available for drop-in questions (First Court E3)
2:00 – 4:00 pmClassicsDr John Patterson will be available for drop-in questions (First Court F6, Supervision Room 1)
2:00 – 4:00 pmEngineeringDr John Orr will be available for drop-in questions (Pepys Building LC6)
2:00 – 4:00 pmLawDr Neil Jones will be available for drop-in questions. Sample Supervision:  3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mallory Court B15)
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Liria Masuda-Nakagawa (Neuroscience-Genetics) will be available for drop-in questions (Benson H4)
2:00 – 4:00 pmPhilosophyPlease e-mail Dr Nakul Krishna (nk459@cam.ac.uk) to make an appointment at these times. Dr Krishna would also be happy to answer any queries over e-mail.
3:00 – 5:00 pmMedical SciencesDr Cecilia Brassett will be available for drop-in questions  (Brights H5)
4:00 – 5:00 pmEnglishThere will be a session for students interested in studying English (First Court E1)
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Natural Sciences

Biological Natural Sciences

Dr Claire Brasted-Pike will be available for sample supervisions and drop-in questions (Cripps Court Meeting Room 2)
pm

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Please email Dr Richard Dance rwd21@cam.ac.uk to make an appointment and visit the ASNC department in the afternoon(s), where he will be able to see you (by appointment only).
 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Amira Bennison advises potential applicants to visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies stand on the Sidgewick site, where she anticipates being available on Friday 5th July.  She is also happy to answer questions via email at knb21@cam.ac.uk.

 EducationDr Linda Fisher is happy to answer questions via e-mail at lgf20@cam.ac.uk. Magdalene College’s Admissions’ Tutors will also be happy to answer questions about admissions to Education. We advise students interested in the subject to visit the University Open Day.
 MusicPlease email Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latterat dt267@cam.ac.uk if you would like to ask any questions.