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Magdalen College, Oxford

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Magdalen College
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Founded1458
Sister CollegeMagdalene College
President Anthony Smith
President-elect Professor David Clary FRS
Graduates 216
Undergraduates 385

</div> Magdalen College (pronounced ) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Magdalen is one of the most visited colleges in the university. Its large square tower is a famous landmark, and it is from the top of this tower early on May morning that the Magdalen College choir sings. The College stands next to the River Cherwell, with Magdalen College School nearby. Within the grounds is a deer park. Magdalen is regarded by many as the most beautiful of the Oxbridge colleges.

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Magdalen College was founded in 1448 as Magdalen Hall in Oxford by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, becoming Magdalen College in 1458. The founder's statutes included provision for a choral foundation of men and boys and this tradition has continued to the present day. In 2005 the choir was nominated for a prestigious Grammy award for its CD of music by Orlando Gibbons 'With a Merrie Noyse'.

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(P. G. Wodehouse attributes a Magdalen undergraduateship to his fictional literary character Bertie Wooster)

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Arms of the University

All Souls | Balliol | Brasenose | Christ Church | Corpus Christi | Exeter | Green | Harris Manchester | Hertford | Jesus | Keble | Kellogg | Lady Margaret Hall | Linacre | Lincoln | Magdalen | Mansfield | Merton | New College | Nuffield | Oriel | Pembroke | Queen's | St Anne's | St Antony's | St Catherine's | St Cross | St Edmund Hall | St Hilda's | St Hugh's | St John's | St Peter's | Somerville | Templeton | Trinity | University | Wadham | Wolfson | Worcester
 

Permanent Private Halls at the University of Oxford

Blackfriars | Campion Hall | Greyfriars | Regent's Park College | St Benet's Hall | St Stephen's House | Wycliffe Hall

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