Useful Information

The official name of the College

The official title of the College is: The Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge (Registered Charity, Number 1137455)

In practice, however, any clear reference to Downing College, Cambridge will suffice.

Suggested Wording for your Legacy

Suggested wording for your legacy is as follows:

I give to The Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge (Registered Charity, Number 1137455) [the residue], [x% of the residue of my estate] or [the sum of £x]  free of duty for the general purposes of the College and declare that the receipt of the Bursar for the time being of the said College shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.

Adding a bequest to an existing will

Should you wish to make a change to an existing will, your solicitor can advise you on amending the wording or using a codicil.

If you would like to see our legacy brochure, please click here, or if you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to the College, please contact Susan Esden, Senior Development Manager by email at sal53@cam.ac.uk or by telephone on 01223 334825.

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