Clubs that have been updated for 2023-2024 are indicated. If you would like your society to be listed or updated, please contact email@example.com
+ Magdalene Badminton Club
The badminton club of Magdalene College. Available to all members of the college at any level. We do both chill weekly training/fun sessions and intercollege matches (with a few haphazard socials). If interested, please drop us an email and we'll add you to the mailing list. We provide rackets and shuttlecocks, but you can bring your own. See you there!
Saughn Sekhon firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Magdalene Boat Club (Rowing)
- Leila Uddin - Captain of Boats - zilu2
- Ben Jones - Honorary Secretary - brj31
- Alice Baines - Women’s and NB Captain - ahb44
- Dragon Chew - Men’s and NB Captain - dklc2
- Mark Brown - Junior Treasurer - mb2451
- Shreya Ganesh Kumar - Welfare Officer - sg2019
(Updated Oct 2022)
Magdalene Boat Club is the the largest society in College and gives a chance for everyone to learn, train and compete in the sport often most closely associated with Cambridge - rowing!
If you have never rowed before, the first term is spent under the watchful guidance of the Lower Boats Captains who will teach the basics of rowing and put crews together for the many novice races throughout term before you join the senior crews later on in the year. On top of the training, MBC has a packed social calendar with events mingling the whole spectrum of College members together for guaranteed fun and great stories to tell in the future.
Training schedules vary and you can decide how much time you want to put in, and also depend on the time of year due to light restrictions. You can choose from anywhere between 3 to 12/13 sessions a week for those who just fancy learning a new sport to those who have really caught the bug for rowing.
Members pay £39 per term subs which are charged to your College bill so there's no need to worry about costs straight away. This helps fund coaching, equipment, race entries, repairs and maintenance of one of the best equipped boathouses on the river with a full set of 8 rowing machines, showers, changing rooms and of course the boats!
+ Chess Association
Magdalene College Constituent College of the University of Cambridge Chess Association
+ Magdalene College Choir
We sing Choral Evensong on Thursdays and Sundays every week, and rehearse on Wednesday evenings. We also sing at a variety of other events during the year including Compline, carol services, college dinners and weddings.
The choir is run by Mr James Potter and by the organ scholar(s).
+ Magdalene College Cricket Club
We play games throughout the summer term, including a mix of cuppers games and friendlies. Please get in touch if you have any interest in playing, whether you have played for years or are relatively new to cricket - anyone who has played will tell you we tend to field teams with a wide range of abilities.
Contact: Finn O'Hare email@example.com
Fleapit is Magdalene’s Art Society.
Contact: Defne Ozdenoren firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Magdalene Game Society
Magdalene's board game society.
+ Magdalene History Society
The Magdalene History Society is for undergraduate and postgraduate History students (including HisPol and History & MML undergraduates) as well as History Fellows. We organise a few events each term, including our annual Curry Night, talks, drinks, meals, and sometimes trips. Come along for various history-related chats and activities!
Co-Presidents (2023-24): Ellie Viney (ev366), Sanjana Trivedi (st894), Adriana Midkiff (alm215), and Ines Mubgar-Spencer (im537)
+ Hovercraft Society
The hovercraft society's goal is to design, build, test and improve hovercraft, and as a new society, we are currently working on building our first RC hovercraft.
Contact: James Gibson email@example.com
+ Ladies Netball Club
We are a relaxed, friendly, and fun netball club with a competitive spirit. We play once a week at the weekends against other colleges and have a match against Magdalene Oxford in lent term. We are always welcome to new members whatever the level of netball that you have played before! To join email firstname.lastname@example.org or join our facebook group 'Magdalene Ladies netball 23/24'.
+ Lawn Tennis Club
Magdalene runs a tennis team which is involved in College league competition in the Michaelmas term and in Cuppers in Lent: anyone who wishes to get involved in some informal tennis competition is very welcome to participate. We have had some great success in recent years, producing a men’s captain for the Blues and boasting several other highly skilled players. The club also runs social tennis sessions throughout the year, which normally take place on a Friday evening. These sessions will be very relaxed, so anyone interested in playing tennis is encouraged to come along regardless of standard!
+ Mixed Lacrosse
The Magdalene Mixed Lacrosse Society (Magdalene Sitting Dragons) is a lacrosse club open to all people of all abilities. We play matches each weekend. It is a very relaxed club for people wanting a bit of exercise but also a chance to meet new people.
Contact: Erica Shuker email@example.com
+ Music Society
Magdalene Music Society aims to give an opportunity for students to enjoy and perform music of any kind in our wide range of events throughout the year. We hold a weekly recital series on Monday evenings at 8pm in Benson Hall, an intimate venue with a Bechstein grand piano, which is free to attend and is followed by a complimentary drinks reception. Besides this, MMS puts on other occasional concerts and works in association with groups in college such as the jazz band and VoxSoc providing students with opportunities to join groups and perform! To find out more please contact the Director of Music, James Potter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Music Society Co-Presidents, Nathan Smith (email@example.com) and Dani Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
+ Northern Society
Ayup! We are a society for those from Northern England (upper midlands are also welcome, haha!). 23/24 will be our first year, and a few events we have planned are: northern bar night, with themed cocktails, a garden party, and some 'northerners rate a southern place/location/city' coach days out!
Contact: Brad Barrass email@example.com
+ Magdalene Poetry Society
Magdalene Poetry Society provides an open, friendly space to share a love of all forms of poetry. The society welcomes all levels of engagement and commitment, from occasional enthusiasts and readers to committed writers. We meet every Sunday during term: come along and bring a poem you have read or written on the week’s theme! We also want to run events with other zines and groups, and bring in guest speakers. The society is based in Magdalene but is open to all, so bring along anyone who might be interested!
Contact: Joe firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Squash Club
Contact: Anna Knight email@example.com
+ Magdalene College Squirrel Society
We discuss squirrels squirrel related buisness as well as put on squirrel related events.
Contact: Kobi Kahn-Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Vox Soc
Dani Walker dw638, Nathan Smith nals2
VoxSoc is Magdalene’s non-audition choir, welcoming anyone who wants to enjoy singing in a friendly environment. Singing songs ranging from musical numbers to popular favourites, VoxSoc performs in at least one concert a term, including a Christmas bonanza and Sing, a Cambridge wide celebration of non-audition choirs hosted at Magdalene.
Rehearsals weekly, Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm in the Choir Vestry (First Court A). Sign up to the VoxSoc mailing list here:
+ 1988 Club (FKA Magdaladies)
Lara Ibrahim li254
Magdalene's Feminist Society
+ Athletics Club
Magdalene Athletics has one meet per term, for anyone looking to get involved in an athletics at any level, please contact Isaac.
+ Basketball Club
+ Blackett Society (Science Society)
+ Christian Union - with St. John's
Katie Last kl555
Andrew Lim ajhl3
We're a community at Magdalene College who love God and look after each other. We come from a range of backgrounds and outlooks and want everyone and anyone to be able to find family with us. We openly discuss what God has for our lives as well as our questions, doubts and differences. We want to encourage each other and spur each other on to live life really fully. We love talking about Him and to Him and we want to love Him more.
+ Doctoral Society
Kayla-Jade Butkow and Saleyha Ahsan
The Magdalene Doctoral Society (MagDocSoc) is the network of current PhD students studying at Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. Its aims are to strengthen the network of PhD students within the Magdalene MCR.
+ Magdalene Dramatic Society
Magdalene Dramatic Society aims to promote theatre both within and outside of the College. Everyone is welcome to get involved!
+ Film Club
+ Fives Club
+ Ladies Football
+ Medical Society
Juanita Virk (jnv24)
Magdalene Medsoc aims to promote interest in medical science and clinical medicine across all stages of training, and build a supportive and conducive community of Magdalene medics. We organize social events for medics within and between colleges, and organize events such as clinical case discussions and alumni speaker events which are free and accessible to all.
(Updated Oct 2022)
+ Mens Football
Benji Weidmann, Joseph Mather
+ Mixed Netball
We play one match every week against varying oppositions, Usually on a Saturday morning pre-brunch. The matches will last just over half an hour. We've seen it all; from rugby teams posing in skirts, to male referees who really know more about the game than they should do.
Absolutely no skill or level of fitness is required, merely a hangover from the previous night and some funky fancy dress :)
Swaps, stash* and sweets in abundance. Definitely the 10am solution to any hangover, Coming to a netball court near you!
*ahem... will be ordered...
After "extensive" research, it has proven more beneficial than neurofen for post-bop cures
+ Peckard Society (History Society)
+ Rugby Club
We may not be the best rugby team out there but
by God do we have a lot of heart - last season we won the Cuppers Boot which is basically like winning the World Cup but better because you can drink Wherry by the shoe.
Magdalene’s rugby team is steeped in history and is one of the college’s biggest and most established sides. In the past it has included a great many international players, fielding an entire back line of internationally capped players in the early nineties, and two Scotland captains and British Lions players in Gavin Hastings (one of the greatest players of all time) and Rob Wainwright. There is, however, no need to be intimidated by the illustrious past of the club. Our team is inclusive, welcoming those who have never made a tackle in their lives just as warmly as experienced players. We currently play on Sunday afternoons and are lucky enough to have our pitches a mere ten minute walk from college.
Our activities as a club are not confined to the pitch, it must be confessed. Old Boys fixtures, club barbecues, rugby dinners and many other social events provide the opportunity to get involved in a friendly group that spans across all years in college. Magdalene-Magdalen is our annual fixture with our sister college Magdalen Oxford. Every year we compete for the Spanish cup and the fixture alternates between Oxford and Cambridge. The fixture is followed by a boat race in the bar and a swap where we get the chance to prove that Cambridge comes above Oxford in drinking as well as sporting and academic excellence. The Pickerel Inn is our official HQ, a location where many winning game plans have been devised.
+ Magdalene South Asian Society
The South Asian Society is for students of South Asian heritage to meet each other, often twice a term. We also host events (such as Diwali formal and a Pani Puri Competition this year) which are open to all those interested in South Asian culture.
+ Theatrical Society
+ Ultimate Frisbee
Lewis Drummond, Jamie Lai
+ Wine Tasting