Magdalen College

William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor, founded Magdalen College in 1458. Its many famous fellows include English scholar and theologian C.S. Lewis and the historian A. J. Taylor. Renowned alumni include the 1995 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Seamus Heaney, and the writer and poet, Oscar Wilde.


  • Magdalen College is a 5 minute walk from Magdalen College School.
  • There is no parking available on site; guests with access needs are requested to contact
  • The college chapel is accessible to wheelchair users.

Magdalen College
High Street

01865 276000