Formation of the Alumni Association

  • Founded in 1922, by a group of College Fellows
  • Main aim is to keep alumni in touch both with each other and the College
  • Name change to ‘Downing College Alumni Association’ occurred in 2012 more clearly reflecting its membership
  • The Alumni Association works closely with the Alumni and Development Office (founded in 1996) to foster and strengthen alumni relations
  • In 2022 the College and the Association entered into a Memorandum of Understanding


This is offered to

  • current undergraduate and post-graduate students; they become Life Members on graduation
  • members of the Fellowship

Rules of the Association

Click to download the Rules of the Downing College Alumni Association.

The Executive Committee

This Committee manages the Association and comprises:

  • President
  • Past President
  • President Elect
  • Vice Presidents
  • Association Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Members representing a wide range of age groups
  • Co-opted members with particular expertise
  • Student representatives
  • Ex-officio senior members of the College

Committee membership is reviewed and approved annually at the AGM. 

Download details of the current Committee.


The 2023 AGM will be held on Saturday 23 September. Details will be circulated in due course.

Draft minutes of the 2022 AGM.

College Magazine 

Click here to download the most recent Downing College Magazine.

Back issues of the magazine are available here.