Visiting Downing in 2024

Downing College is open to the public and there are planned in-person open days coming up.  If you have any questions about the College or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Officer by email on

Open Days in 2024

Downing College is taking part in the Cambridge University Open Days organised by the University of Cambridge on 4 & 5 July 2024.  You will need to register here if you wish to attend the Open Days.

Downing will be providing tours of the College from 10am to 4pm on both dates and the Admissions team together with other members of the College will be available to answer questions. Please email if you are planning on visiting Downing College and let us know which date you are planning to visit and which subject(s) you are interested in studying.

Contact the Admissions Office

We welcome correspondence and visits from prospective applicants wishing to learn more about studying and living at Downing College, as well as about life at Cambridge in general. You can contact our Admissions team directly:

Email the Admissions Officer 

Email the Outreach team

Admissions Office
Downing College
Cambridge CB2 1DQ
Tel: 01223 334826

Our work with schools

Downing College works extensively with schools to help students from all walks of life enter higher education. As part of the University's area link scheme for outreach, we work predominantly, but not exclusively, as the first point of contact for schools in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, including the communities of Plymouth, Torbay, Poole and Bournemouth. 

If you are a teacher at a school in one of these areas please do get in touch with our Outreach team to find out more about how we can support your students:

If you are a UK student in Years 9 – 12 please look at our Outreach pages to see any upcoming opportunities that you can get involved with.

To request a visit or further information please email