Master's House, Magdalene College, Cambridge f.9
Artist: Buckler, John Chessell
Medium: Pencil on paper
Magdalene (pronounced "maudlin") College exhibits a variety of architectural styles, representing its transformation over the centuries from ecclesiastical establishment to academic centre. Founded in 1428 by Henry VI, it was originally intended as a hostel for Benedictine monks visiting the University to pursue their studies in theological law.
In 1548 it was admitted as a college proper into the University corpus. It remains the smallest of the colleges in Cambridge and its most illustrious scholar is probably the diarist Samuel Pepys.