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Magdalene College

  • Location

    Cambridge

    UK

  • Bedrooms

    Single

  • Bathrooms

    Shared

  • Age range

    16-18

  • Available Airports

    London Gatwick

    London Heathrow

About

Founded in 1428 by the Lord Chancellor of King Henry VII, Magdalene College combines traditional University of Cambridge accommodation with modern teaching facilities in Cripps Court. Living and studying in this world-renowned location allows Bucksmore students to experience student life as a Cambridge University undergraduate.

Location

Situated on the charming banks of the River Cam, Magdalene College has the longest riverfront of any College in Cambridge. Students can enjoy traditional activities such as punting and croquet. Magnificent architecture, majestic college buildings, quaint passages and historic market places form this beautiful city. Set 50 miles north of London, the River Cam runs through Cambridge where industries such as software, bioscience and many start-up companies have derived from the university.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Magdalene consists of single bedrooms with shared bathrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks. Facilities include a student common room, computer room and auditorium. There are also laundry facilities free of charge.

History

Founded in 1428, Magdalene College is the seventh oldest College at the University of Cambridge. Formerly known as Buckingham College, The 3rd Duke of Buckingham built the College hall and was ready to be awarded the College, but was executed for treason at the age of 41. The College was renamed Magdalene College in 1542 by Lord Thomas Audley.

The famous Samuel Pepys, a celebrated diarist, joined the College in 1650. Towards the end of the 17th century, the College raised enough funds to house the extraordinary Pepys Library which today still holds his articles donated by him. During the 18th century, the number of students dropped below 100. It was not until Dr Peter Peckard, a liberal churchman, became Master in 1781, giving the College a scholarship and sound thinking reputation. The college was against prejudice and admitted many students who were excluded from many other colleges.

During the 20th century, Magdalene College became the College with the most influential graduates in almost all professions. Recent graduates include Mark Malloch Brown (deputy Secretary of the United Nations) and Alan Rusbridger (editor of The Guardian newspaper). Other notable alumni include writer C.S Lewis, actor Sir Michael Redgrave and Archbishop Michael Ramsey.

About

Founded in 1428 by the Lord Chancellor of King Henry VII, Magdalene College combines traditional University of Cambridge accommodation with modern teaching facilities in Cripps Court. Living and studying in this world-renowned location allows Bucksmore students to experience student life as a Cambridge University undergraduate.

Location

Situated on the charming banks of the River Cam, Magdalene College has the longest riverfront of any College in Cambridge. Students can enjoy traditional activities such as punting and croquet. Magnificent architecture, majestic college buildings, quaint passages and historic market places form this beautiful city. Set 50 miles north of London, the River Cam runs through Cambridge where industries such as software, bioscience and many start-up companies have derived from the university.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Magdalene consists of single bedrooms with shared bathrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks. Facilities include a student common room, computer room and auditorium. There are also laundry facilities free of charge.

History

Founded in 1428, Magdalene College is the seventh oldest College at the University of Cambridge. Formerly known as Buckingham College, The 3rd Duke of Buckingham built the College hall and was ready to be awarded the College, but was executed for treason at the age of 41. The College was renamed Magdalene College in 1542 by Lord Thomas Audley.

The famous Samuel Pepys, a celebrated diarist, joined the College in 1650. Towards the end of the 17th century, the College raised enough funds to house the extraordinary Pepys Library which today still holds his articles donated by him. During the 18th century, the number of students dropped below 100. It was not until Dr Peter Peckard, a liberal churchman, became Master in 1781, giving the College a scholarship and sound thinking reputation. The college was against prejudice and admitted many students who were excluded from many other colleges.

During the 20th century, Magdalene College became the College with the most influential graduates in almost all professions. Recent graduates include Mark Malloch Brown (deputy Secretary of the United Nations) and Alan Rusbridger (editor of The Guardian newspaper). Other notable alumni include writer C.S Lewis, actor Sir Michael Redgrave and Archbishop Michael Ramsey.