Dining in College

Restored dining hall, Downing College

Downing members in the categories below who are out of residence are welcome to dine at High Table twice in each full term and may bring with them one guest.

Places at High Table may be booked through the Catering Office, by telephone on 01223 746709 or by email to dining@dow.cam.ac.uk.


On the first occasion, dinner will be free of charge for the alumnus, although guests' meals will be charged for. On the second occasion, both meals will be charged for.

You are eligible to dine at High Table if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you have a Cambridge BA or any other Cambridge postgraduate degree, and 19 terms have passed since you matriculated at Cambridge
  • you have a Cambridge MA
  • you have a Cambridge postgraduate degree or qualification and have reached the age of 24 years.

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