40 Years of Women online exhibition

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of the first women at Downing in 1980, the College Archivist collected the memories of more than fifty former students and Fellows from those important first few years. Thank you to all those who shared their memories and photographs of their time at Downing.

Extracts from some of the interviews and questionnaires are reproduced in the exhibition below.

Download the 40 Years of Women exhibition PDF here.

Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the exhibition in the College Library was sadly not possible, but we hope to welcome visitors back for archive exhibitions in 2021.