Logo of the Room for Improvement project

The improvement is not in the rooms themselves - we're not looking to refurbish the student accommodation at the moment – just to add to our knowledge of where in College alumni lived during their time here. Unfortunately, our current records are incomplete. Can you help us to fill in the gaps? 

What we would like to hear from you is:C1, now the Alumni& Development Office, in the late 1950s

  • which room did you live in during each year at Downing (please refer to the plan of Downing College, below)?

  • who lived in the rooms on either side of you?

  • do you have any special memories that relate to where you lived?

  • do you have any photographs of your College room that you would share with us? The photograph above, for example, shows C1– formerly the Alumni & Development Office – in the late 1950s (photograph courtesy of Peter Thrower, 1957).

Please email us at development@dow.cam.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Plan of Downing College, 2018

Plan of Downing College, 2018


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