About Us


The Magnus Institute was established in Edinburgh in 1818 by our founder,  Jonah Magnus. The current Head of Institute is Elias Bouchard, a life-long devotee to the pursuit of knowledge.


Our Mission

We operate under the belief of our founder: no knowledge is unattainable. We seek to know and understand all there is to know, including that which has remained but speculation and conjecture for centuries. We will not truly understand the world around us until we have conquered its darkest, most elusive secrets.

Couple in Library
Traditional Library
Traditional Library
Reading a Book