Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Magdalen College (Cambridge)

Magdalen College is one of the many colleges which together make up the famous Cambridge University.

It is situated in Magdalene Street, just across the River Cam from the rest of the town.

Originally founded by monks from Ely, it owes its isolated position across the river to their desire to be kept away from the undergraduates, whom they regarded as sinful. It was originally founded by the Dukes of Buckingham and called Buckingham College.

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it was refounded as Magdalen College.

The Pepys Building contains the archive presented by the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys, including exactly 3,000 books.

Bookmark this page

Bookmark this page with

What is

Places in Cambridge...

Events in Cambridge...