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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

370

Undergraduates

237

Postgraduates

112

Fellows

8885

Alumni

593

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

Students
Magdalene Choir Tour 2022

Triumph In Spain: Magdalene Choir Returns to Touring

Two years after the cancellation of the Choir’s 2020 Tour, our singers returned to international touring with a hugely successful visit to Spain.

News
Future Leaders Network - Image credit Future Leaders Network

Why Magdalene Mattered: The Path from College to the G7

If you’d asked me on the day I left Magdalene what I’d be doing in ten years’ time, I’m fairly confident I would have been quite assertive: “I’m going to work for the U.K. Government, bringing my passion for problem solving to the biggest public policy questions in society.”

News
The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College Cambridge

The Robert Cripps Gallery – A Home for Art

The Robert Cripps Gallery opened in November 2021 as a gallery space for visiting exhibitions and for displaying parts of the College art collection to the wider community. The gallery forms a key part of the New Library as a purpose-built space to meet, relax and find inspiration.

Events

Alumni

MacFarlane Grieve Dinner for 2020 graduates

On behalf of the Master and Fellows, we are delighted to invite the 2020 graduating cohort to return to Magdalene for their belated Macfarlane Grieve Dinner on Saturday 17th September 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic regretfully meant that you were unable to celebrate your undergraduate degree in the usual fashion, we very much hope that you will take this opportunity to return to Magdalene with your peers.

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Exhibition
Margaret Green Amongst the windbreaks

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected works from the Collection of Robert Cripps, showcases a small snapshot of the paintings, drawings and engravings acquired over many years by a remarkable collector, reflecting both his deep roots in the countryside and coast of East Anglia and his championing of the indigenous art and artists of his adopted Australian home.

Alumni

25th and 50th Anniversary Reunion for 1997 and 1972 matriculands

The Master and Fellows are delighted to invite those Members who matriculated in 1997 and 1972 to a special reunion celebration, marking the 25th and 50th anniversary of their admission to Magdalene.