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Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene College

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.

Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene
Welcome to Magdalene

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Undergraduates

220

Postgraduates

114

Fellows

9271

Alumni

594

Years of Study

First Court, Magdalene College Cambridge

About

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
College Life

College Life

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.

College Life

Study

We are keen to encourage anyone with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply to Magdalene.

Study

Student Life

We value the opportunities we have to get to know one another, irrespective of our subject and status.

Student Life

Alumni

Magdalene alumni are Members of College for life and are at the centre of the College community.

Alumni
Supporting Magdalene

Supporting Magdalene

With your help, we can do even more to encourage our talented community of bright young minds to achieve their academic and personal potential

Supporting Magdalene
Events at Magdalene

Events

Magdalene hosts a wide range of events throughout the year for both resident and non-resident Members of the College.

Events
Pepys Building, Magdalene College Cambridge

Pepys Library

The Pepys Library houses one of the great national library collections: 3000 volumes preserved as they were when Samuel Pepys bequeathed them.

Pepys Library

Contact us

Please find details of how to contact us by post, telephone, email, or via the website, by following this link.

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News

Alumni
Magdalene College Final Campaign Report 2022

The Final Campaign Report 2022

The Final Campaign Report is now available to read online. The report details the Future Foundations Campaign's successes over the last five years reaching a total of just under £30 million and allows us to acknowledge and thank all donors and supporters.

Access
Magdalene Residential

Magdalene College Residential 2023

Applications are now open for the annual Magdalene College Residential, which will take place between 11-14 April 2023. The Residential is open to Year 12 students attending a state-maintained school in Merseyside, North Wales, or the Isle of Man.

News
Pepys building in the snow

Season's Greetings from all at Magdalene

Season's Greetings from all at Magdalene. A Christmas message from the Master Sir Christopher Greenwood.

Events

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Exhibition
Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix

A selection of Ruth Rix’s more recent work from sixty years of painting, shown alongside prints by her mother Helga Michie, a Kindertransport refugee from Vienna. 

Lectures
Magdalene College First Court

The 2023 Parnell Lecture in Irish Studies

Mr Daniel Mulhall (2023), Former Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, and Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies at New York University, gives this year's Parnell Lecture, ‘An Unforeseen consequence: Ireland, The UK and Irish America,1972-2022’.

Admissions
Magdalene College Cambridge

Arts and Humanities Essay Competition Webinar: Planning and Researching

Are you in Year 12 and looking for advice on planning and researching essays? Join our Schools Liaison Officer for an interactive webinar series on the stages of the essay-writing process.