The Alumni & Development Office

As a Downing graduate, you are part of a diverse and vibrant community of thousands of alumni. The Alumni & Development Office works to maintain a lifelong link between you and Downing after you’ve graduated. We offer you many opportunities to make your relationship with the College both meaningful and rewarding through regular events, reunions and communications.

Contact us

Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ.

Tel: 01223 334850


Development office team

Development Ambassador Fellow

Dr Sarah Kennedy was appointed as Downing’s inaugural Development Ambassador Fellow in 2017. The primary purpose of this role is to deepen the connections between the Downing Fellowship and the College’s vibrant community of alumni and donors.

Dr Kennedy will provide a point of contact for alumni and donors, attending Alumni events both in the UK and internationally. She will also liaise between the Fellows and the Development Office, ensuring the Fellowship is aware of current development priorities and that the Development Office understands the educational and tutorial needs of the College.