2018 Downing College Open Days.  

On this page you will find information about Downing College all subject open days and the University open days:

Downing College all subject Open Days - for talks by the admissions tutor, tour of the college, meeting the Director of Studies for your subject.

To book a place, please email admissions@dow.cam.ac.uk including:

  • your name

  • your school

  • the subject you want to study at university

  • the date of the open day you wish to attend


Saturday 5 May 2018 - An open day for all subjects EXCEPT for Modern & Medieval Languages.

This open day is for prospective applicants interested in all subjects.  It is held in conjunction with the University Maths open day which means that prospective Maths applicants will go to the Maths Faculty in the afternoon while all open day visitors for all other subjects will remain at Downing College for an afternoon programme.

Friday 7 September 2018 - An open day for all subjects EXCEPT for Mathematics.

This open day is for prospective applicants interested in all subjects. 


If you cannot attend an open day:

You are very welcome to come and look round Downing College at a time that suits you and, if you would like to, talk to Kate or Jess in the Admissions Office. The Office is open:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Fridays from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm.


You do not need to make an appointment, but you may wish to check that we will be available when you are planning to visit by emailing the Admissions Office directly.

Click here for a map of Downing.

Open Day Travel Fund

The Open Day Travel Fund, administered by the central Cambridge Admissions Office, assists young people who are in care and care leavers with travel to any of 100+ Open Days organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge.

Applicants must have been in care for 3 or more months in the school years including and after Year 10. Applicants must also either be either:

  • in Year 11 or above
  • from a further education background
  • a prospective mature student.


Apply for the Open Day Travel Fund here. You can also download the Open Day Travel Fund flyer.