Talk:Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Redirects[edit]

I've proposed a change of use for the Magdalen College and Magdalene College pages (currently disambiguation pages) over at Talk:Magdalen College, but it's not yet attracted any comment either for or against. Any thoughts? TSP 17:17, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'd agree with that. User:sgd

Pronounciation[edit]

Surely it should be pronounced Mag-de-lene, not Maudlin. I think this is the official pronouniciation


Definitely the "Maud-lin" pronunciation is correct.

Ned de Rotelande 21:52, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Yep, "Maud-lin" is the correct pronunciation for both Magdalene College, Cambridge and Magdalen College, Oxford. Having been to both Magdalen College School, Oxford and Magdalene College, Cambridge, I think I'm in a pretty good position to verify this :-) Jetekus 13:11, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

ok, that seems fairly convincing, but i have more than once heard it said that the oxford college is pronounced maudlin and the cambridge one magdalen. any ideas of the originators of this? presumably oxford people? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.11.11.90 (talk) 14:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Latin?[edit]

Correct me, please, but I don't think Garde ta foy is Latin. In fact, I'm sure of it. Probably Old French. 74.105.48.21 03:51, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

It is indeed Old French. I'll have a go at changing it. Jetekus 19:50, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Spelling[edit]

According to this talk page Magdalene was orignially spelt Magdalen - the change was made to differentiate the Cambridge and Oxford colleges for postal reasons. --128.232.235.1 21:20, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

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'Traditional'[edit]

I have edited:

'noted for its 'traditional' style, boasting both a ... formal hall ... and the distinction of having been the last all-male College in Oxford or Cambridge to admit women in 1988'

to

'noted for its 'traditional' style, boasting both a ... formal hall ... and having been the last all-male College in Oxford or Cambridge to admit women in 1988'

It's contentious and definite POV to claim the exclusion of women as a distinction to boast of, as the intro then in fact goes on to acknowledge. While I think your lovely hall could fairly be said to represent the college and its culture as a whole, presumably only a particular faction ('the cretins', if I can have my own POV) prize the distinction of continuing to exclude women nine years into Thatcher's premiership.

And if it's meant to be ironic, as if it should be "distinction" in inverted commas - hardly the time or place for that sort of irony.Oxford Menace (talk) 16:28, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

The edit looks good to me! Deryck C. 16:44, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Clarification needed[edit]

Clarification is needed at the end of the The village section, in the sentence describing Buckingham Court:

...and a new building which contained the college's car park.

I suspect what is meant is that the building was built on the site of a former car park, but the tense is confusing – it seems to indicate that either the building currently contains a car park (then the tense is wrong), or was a car park, but is now unused (if so, why?).

NardusM (talk) 16:20, 20 January 2013 (UTC)