Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College (/ˈmɔːdlɪn/ MAWD-lin)[4] is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete.[5] Today, it is the fourth wealthiest college, with a financial endowment of £332.1 million[6] as of 2019 and one of the strongest academically, setting the record for the highest Norrington Score in 2010 and topping the table twice since then.[7] It is home to several of the University's distinguished chairs, including the Agnelli-Serena Professorship, the Sherardian Professorship, and the four Waynflete Professorships.

Magdalen College
New Quad and Founders Tower
Arms: Lozengy ermine and sable, on a chief of the second three lilies argent slipped and seeded or
LocationLongwall Street and High Street
Coordinates51.752374°N 1.247077°W / 51.752374; -1.247077
Full nameThe College of St Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford
Latin nameCollegium Beatae Mariae Magdalenae
MottoFloreat Magdalena
Established1458; 563 years ago (1458)
Named forMary Magdalene
Sister collegeMagdalene College, Cambridge
PresidentDinah Rose QC[1]
Undergraduates390[2] (2018)
Postgraduates178[2] (2018)
Endowment£332.1 million (2019)[3]
Boat clubMagdalen College Boat Club
Location in Oxford city centre

The large, square Magdalen Tower is an Oxford landmark, and it is a tradition, dating to the days of Henry VII, that the college choir sings from the top of it at 6 a.m. on May Morning.[8] The college stands next to the River Cherwell and the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Within its grounds are a deer park and Addison's Walk.