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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.

Contact us

News

STEM SMART Residential 2022

STEM SMART at Magdalene

Magdalene recently participated in an innovative, cross-college Widening Participation initiative designed to strengthen university applications to Engineering and Physical Sciences. The STEM SMART programme provides high-achieving students with academic enrichment and university application advice throughout their A Level studies.

News
Union Jack flting at halfmast for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with profound sadness that the College has learned of the death earlier today 8 September 2022 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

News
eter Peckard Memorial Prize

Peter Peckard Prize Winner 2022

The College is pleased to announce the award of the Peter Peckard Prize 2022. This year's winner is Ms Lily Zhang, Human, Social, and Political Science, undergraduate at Homerton College for her essay titled 'Shackles on China’s Soul: Marriage Trafficking in China'.

Events

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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.

Student Event
Freshers' Tea

Freshers' Tea 2022

Freshers (and their parents/guardians/family) are warmly invited to attend a drop-in session from 10am - 2pm in Hall. Come and collect your Freshers' goodie bag, buy College merchandise, meet the Alumni and Development Team and relax with a tea or coffee.

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Admissions
‘The Subject Matters’: A Level Choices Webinars

The Subject Matters: A Level Choices Webinars

Magdalene College is delighted to announce two interactive webinars for students in Years 10 and 11 (S3 and 4 – Scotland / Year 11 and 12 – Northern Ireland / equivalent) who are intending to study A Levels.