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Magdalene College

The Pepys Library, a traditional building located in Second Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge. A unique events venue.
The Pepys Library
The auditorium at Magdalene College with tiered seats for 142 delegates, a great conference venue in Cambridge.
Cripps Court Auditorium
Cripps Court Gallery, a bright and airy events space with floor to ceiling windows. A great space for networking.
Cripps Court Gallery

Magdalene College offers a fantastic range of conference facilities, from beautiful historic buildings, to bright, modern and contemporary spaces for a variety of events.

Cripps Court is an award-winning conference centre situated at Magdalene College. It boasts an auditorium for up to 142 people, a striking oak beamed Gallery for informal events, five attractive meeting rooms and a large foyer with exhibition space - all fully accessible. It is open virtually all year round and is an ideal venue for corporate and private clients wishing to hold an event in a stunning, modern environment.

The College has an enviable reputation for providing a high standard of cuisine; it has two stunning dining rooms for either small, intimate dinners or for larger banquets plus a beautiful Gallery for informal dining. On offer are a wide range of contemporary menus to suit all tastes; the Head Chef and experienced catering team are pleased to cater for any special dietary requirements that clients may have.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Spaces
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
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Classroom
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U-Shape
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Boardroom
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Cabaret
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Dimensions
Meeting space has wooden floors, lots of natural light, WiFi & AV facilities. This room can seat up to 18 in boardroom style.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 1
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18
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Width: 5m
Length: 6.5m
A meeting room set for 20 delegates boardroom, a large window at one end fills the room with natural daylight.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 2
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20
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Width: 5m
Length: 5.75m
A meeting room for hire, seats up to 40 theatre style with large Apple TV and flip chart at the front of the room.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 3
40
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Width: 7m
Length: 6.5m
A meeting room for hire in Cambridge with a large table to seat 22 delegates.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 4
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22
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Width: 5m
Length: 9.5m
Cripps Court meeting room, set boardroom with notepads and pens. An ideal space for day meetings.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 5
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34
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Width: 5m
Length: 9.5m
The Orangery, a flexible events space filled with natural daylight that used for catering and exhibitions.
The Orangery
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Cripps East room, with chairs and tables, an ideal event space for hire in Cambridge.
Cripps East Room
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Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Seating up to 142 delegates; the auditorium provides a state-of-the-art conference venue with first class AV facilities.
Cripps Court Auditorium
142
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Width: 14m
Length: 14m
Meeting space has wooden floors, lots of natural light, WiFi & AV facilities. This room can seat up to 18 in boardroom style.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 1
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18
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Width: 5m
Length: 6.5m
A meeting room set for 20 delegates boardroom, a large window at one end fills the room with natural daylight.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 2
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20
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Width: 5m
Length: 5.75m
A meeting room for hire, seats up to 40 theatre style with large Apple TV and flip chart at the front of the room.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 3
40
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Width: 7m
Length: 6.5m
A meeting room for hire in Cambridge with a large table to seat 22 delegates.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 4
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22
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Width: 5m
Length: 9.5m
Cripps Court meeting room, set boardroom with notepads and pens. An ideal space for day meetings.
Cripps Court Meeting Room 5
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34
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Width: 5m
Length: 9.5m
Benson Hall set for 70 theatre style, an attractive and traditional meeting room available for hire.
Benson Hall
70
20
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25
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Width: 5.5m
Length: 10m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
The 16th Century College Hall, set for private dining. The hall is beautifully decorated with the heraldic arms of Queen Ann.
College Hall
110
7.5m
13m
A handsomely decorated room, with an altar-piece in plaster depicting the two Marys at the Sepulchre, the Parlour can seat up to 24 guests for dining.
The Parlour
24
6m
8m
The Gallery, a flexible events space with an abundance of windows that let in lots of natural light and a beautiful oak-beamed ceiling.
Cripps Gallery
140
10m
15m
Cripps East room, with chairs and tables, an ideal event space for hire in Cambridge.
Cripps East Room
40
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Outside Space

Magdalene College Accommodation

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The College has approximately 200 bedrooms available for conference use during the vacation periods.

Within Cripps Court there are 49 quality, modern en suite and 11 standard bedrooms, for residential conferences. All are equipped with a TV point, a telephone point and have internet access.

Additional en suite and standard bedrooms are situated in the historic part of the College.

A single bedroom at Cripps Court, with bed and chest of drawers. Ideal accommodation for conference delegates.
Cripps Court Bedrooms
87 Rooms
A bedroom in the main College with lounge seating and desk, ideal conference accommodation.
Main College Bedrooms
113 Rooms
Total
200 Rooms

Magdalene College Outside Spaces

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
Not Applicable
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
Not Applicable
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
120
Restrictions:
No Civil Ceremonies can take place under Pepys Cloisters at 12noon or 2pm on Saturdays

Green Initiatives

  1. The College has achieved Gold Award as part of the University's Green Impact Scheme for 19/20.
  2. All food & drink where possible is from local & sustainable sources.
  3. An effort is made to reduce use of paper: White boards instead of flip charts / electronic forms and Contracts.
  4. The College actively encourages composting and using energy at low levels.

Did You Know?

  1. Home to a stunning 16th century, purely candle-lit, College Hall, a rare find in Cambridge.
  2. Has the longest River frontage of any Cambridge College.
  3. The Pepys Library - home to the famous Samuel Pepys diaries and his personal library collection is located at the College.
  4. Graffiti still visible in First Court, some names are recognisable as belonging to monks who studied in the sixteenth century.

How To Find Magdalene College

Magdalene College
Cambridge
CB3 0AG