A beautiful, welcoming riverside home
Magdalene is not one of the grandest Colleges in Cambridge, but it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. We have occupied the same site for nearly 600 years, and have the longest river frontage of any of the colleges (as well as our own punts, which students are able to use).
Whilst we are very close to the centre of the City - about a five-minute walk from the Market Place - we are just far enough away from the main tourist trail for the College to remain quiet and uncrowded. Our extensive gardens are available for all Members of the College to use all year round (unlike in some Colleges, the Fellows' Garden is not just for the Fellows).
The College is relatively small and close-knit, and we hope something of a home-from-home for all our Members. We expect to be able to accommodate all our postgraduate students in their first year on or near the main College site, and about a third of our postgraduate rooms are reserved for those students going into their second or third year that want to remain in College accommodation.