About Us

As a Downing graduate, you are part of a diverse and vibrant community of thousands of alumni. The Alumni & Development Office works to maintain a lifelong link between you and Downing after you’ve graduated. We offer you many opportunities to make your relationship with the College both meaningful and rewarding through regular events, reunions and communications.

The Alumni & Development Office

Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ. Tel: 01223 334850 Email: development@dow.cam.ac.uk

Alumni & Development Office Staff


Director of Advancement



Director of Engagement & Development Operations

 Jo Finnie Jones    Cat Middleton
 Tel: 01223 769466    Tel: 01223 762060
 Email: jcf45@dow.cam.ac.uk    Email: cm475@dow.cam.ac.uk

Senior Development Manager


Events Officer

 Susan Esden    Rachel Kirkley
 Tel: 01223 334825    Tel: 01223 334828
 Email: sal53@dow.cam.ac.uk    Email: rmw46@dow.cam.ac.uk

Development Administrator

 Claire Varley    
 Tel: 01223 334850    
 Email: cav10@dow.cam.ac.uk    

Development Ambassador Fellow

 Dr Sarah Kennedy    



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Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email development@dow.cam.ac.uk  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator