Downing College in the University of Cambridge was founded in 1800 by the bequest of Sir George Downing. Set amidst 20 acres of magnificent grounds in the heart of the city, Downing College is a community of committed scholars and students, current and future leaders in their fields.
Downing College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge and currently has around 950 students. Founded in 1800, it was the only college to be added to Cambridge University between 1596 and 1869, and is often described as the oldest of the new colleges and the newest of the old. 
El Downing College es uno de los colleges que constituyen la Universidad de Cambridge, en Inglaterra.
We provide accommodation of an exceptional quality, combined with a commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability. Downing is a College of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1800 by Sir George Downing. We’re the newest of the old colleges and the oldest of the new.
Apply to Downing. Downing welcomes talented and committed students, irrespective of their background, to apply to study with us. This is reflected in the cultural diversity of our whole community. Admission is strictly on academic achievement and potential.
The Downing College community is inclusive, close-knit and committed. You will make friends with people from across the world, and find a welcoming home here during the three or four years of your study. You will be part of a thriving academic community.
See a detailed timeline of the history of Downing College. Downing College Archive: Further information on the history of Downing College. Plan of Downing College and historical context.