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Founded in the aftermath of the Enlightenment, Downing’s large, open space in the heart of Cambridge reflects our outward-facing philosophy and willingness to embrace new ideas. 

Downing does not benefit from a large endowment and it is for this reason that we seek philanthropic support to attract and educate the very best students and ensure their well-being; to secure College-based supervisions by endowing Fellowships; and to provide for the continual care and upkeep of our historic buildings.  Your gift will support these priorities or you can select a particular area of interest below. 

 “I would like to express my most sincere and heartfelt gratitude. It is an absolute privilege to live, work and study at Downing and Cambridge as a whole. I might not have been able to fulfil this dream of mine and would have had to disrupt the pursuit of my PhD studies had it not been for your support. Thank you very much.”  PhD student, Downing, 2019.

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