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


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 2021 AGM will be held online on Saturday 25 September. Details will be circulated in due course.

Draft minutes of the 2020 AGM.

Alumni Association Newsletter

Click here to download the most recent Alumni Association Newsletter.

Back issues of our newsletter are available here.