Welcome to Downing College
A friendly, inclusive, academic community in the heart of Cambridge
Downing College in the University of Cambridge was founded in 1800 by the bequest of Sir George Downing. Set amidst 20 acres of magnificent grounds in the heart of the city, Downing College is a community of committed scholars and students, current and future leaders in their fields.
Welcome to Downing. Everyone.
"Downing is an open and critical space. We are interested in how students think and how we can stretch our minds together to embrace the world, imagine and innovate."Dr Monica Morenas Figueroa, Downing Fellow
Why did you pick Downing?
"I really liked the architecture and open space it provides, and the 'big but not too big' community atmosphere I felt when I visited. I had also heard about the quality of accommodation, which is incredible." Dan, studying Philosophy.
Why choose Downing? “Downing College is ridiculously close to everything, including almost all departments.”Ollie, Engineer