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Season's Greetings from all at Magdalene

Dear Members and Friends,

Although this is my third Christmas message as Master, it is the first one where the traditional wish for a “Happy Christmas” has not been blighted by COVID-19. After two years of cancellations and restrictions, the College is finally (almost) back to normal. Teaching is once more overwhelmingly being conducted in person, Freshers’ Week, the Matriculation Dinner, the Welcome Dinner for new postgraduates, the admission of scholars and new Fellows all went ahead and it was a delight to be back in our candlelit Hall once again. In the best Cambridge tradition of going from Advent to Christmas in less than a week, we had an excellent Advent Carol Service, followed by a Christmas Carol Service five days later – both of which were packed out with people standing in the Organ Loft of the Chapel. We were also able to hold our traditional Christmas concert in London for the first time since 2019 with our choir again giving their third wonderful performance in a week.

One benefit to have come out of COVID-19 is that events of this kind are not taken for granted as they too frequently were in the past. The College community held together with a remarkable level of mutual support during the last three years. That has made it all the more of a delight to see the College enjoying – and relishing more than ever – all that we are once again able to do together.

It is thus a particular pleasure to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a very good 2023.

Sir Christopher Greenwood

New Year, New Events!

Thank you so much for your continued support over the last year. We hope you have a relaxing Christmas break and look forward to welcoming you to one of our events in 2023. There are some great opportunities to catch up with friends and come back to College in the new year.

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The Magdalene Dinner in Paris

11 March 2023

Join us for a Black Tie Dinner in Paris! Members and their guests are invited to dine in style at the exclusive Cercle de l'Union Interalliée Paris on Saturday 11 March. We very much look forward to meeting many of our European alumni at what promises to be a most convivial evening.

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Medical Society Dinner

21 January 2023

The Medical Fellows invite all current and former Medical students, alumni who work in the medical profession, and their guests, to the Magdalene Medical Society Dinner on Saturday 21 January 2023. Former Fellow and Director of Studies in Medical Sciences, Professor David Cooper MD PhD FRCS (1972), will be the after-dinner speaker.

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Magdalene Members' Dinner

15 April 2023

Members and their guests are invited to attend The Magdalene Members’ Dinner in College on Saturday 15 April 2023. The Members' Dinner is a biennial event where all alumni are invited to return to College for a traditional candlelit dinner in Hall. A limited number of double ensuite rooms are available in College for this event.

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To book your place and for upcoming events and for further information, including a full list of upcoming Magdalene events available, please visit the Alumni Events and Reunions page.

With warm wishes,

The Alumni and Development Office

Please note: The Alumni and Development Office will be closed from 5.00pm on Thursday 22 December 2022 and will reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.