English Society

The English Society is a community of current and past Downing English students.

Our main activity is the production of Downing’s literary magazine, The Leaves. This publication features Downing talent in visual art, poetry, drama, prose fiction and non-fiction. Each volume is edited by students and contains new work by Downing students alongside winning work from the College’s Twining Egginton Prize for visual art, The Festival of New Writing for drama, and the John Treherne Prize for creative writing.


Launch of the The Leaves, April 2023