Before you contact us with an enquiry, especially about a former undergraduate, please check first whether it relates to Magdalen College or Magdalen Hall. Despite the close similarity in our names, we were in fact separate institutions.
Magdalen Hall originally grew up in the early sixteenth century next door to Magdalen College, on the site of what is now St. Swithun’s Quad. In the early 1820s it moved to a site on Catte Street opposite the Bodleian Library, and in 1874 it was refounded as Hertford College, which name it still bears today.
If, therefore, your enquiry relates to a former member of Magdalen Hall, you should write to the Archivist of Hertford College, Dr Lucy Rutherford, at email@example.com. You should be aware, however, that almost no archives of Magdalen Hall relating to its members survive from before the 1820s.