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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

237

Postgraduates

103

Fellows

8885

Alumni

593

Years of Study

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

COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 information and advice for Magdalene students, alumni and the visiting public.

COVID-19 Guidance

Study Here

We are keen to encourage anyone with the academic potential to succeed at Cambridge to apply here, regardless of background.

Study Here

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

Future Foundations

Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene is a five year campaign aiming to equip the College for the next generation.

Future Foundations

Events

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

Events

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

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Magdalene College Cambridge

Cambridge recognised for its world-leading research

Cambridge’s global reputation is recognised by the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a major UK exercise to assess the quality of research at our universities.

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Magdalene College Cambridge

College Statement on Harassment

The College is horrified by Stella Creasy’s account of the ordeal she suffered as a student in the late 1990s. We abhor any incidents of harassment and sexual misconduct of any sort and have established systems to deal with any matters of this nature. The College is committed to and supportive of the University’s Breaking the Silence campaign and works closely with our student representatives to that end.

News
The New Library, Magdalene College Cambridge

New Library wins Royal Institute of British Architects East Award

The New Library has been announced as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Awards winners. RIBA has recognised outstanding architecture for over 180 years and their awards are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence.

Events

Alumni
MA Day 20 May

MA Day for 2015 matriculands

Registration Closed - We are delighted to invite back those Members who matriculated in October 2015 and graduated with the B.A. degree prior to December 2019 to receive their M.A., either in person or in absence.

Alumni
Buckingham Society Lunch 2022

Buckingham Society Lunch 2022

We are delighted to invite Members of the Buckingham Society to attend this year’s Buckingham Society Luncheon on Saturday 28 May from 12.30pm-4.00pm here at Magdalene.

Alumni
St John Passion

Calling all singers! Take part in the St John Passion

We are delighted to invite alumni of the College and Choir to take part in a performance of Bach’s St John Passion, to take place on June 12th 2022, at St Giles’ Church. The College Choir will be joined by the Cambridge Baroque Camerata, whose members include some of the UK’s finest baroque instrumentalists. Many of the solos are sung by external professionals, and we are delighted that Charlie Mattar, our long-term singing teacher, will sing the part of Pilate, opposite former Master and Honorary Fellow Lord Rowan Williams as Christus.