This website is run by the Downing College Alumni Association. All profits from the sale of merchandise are donated to the Association's Alumni Student Fund. The Alumni Student Fund provides grants to College students facing financial hardship, to help them buy essential course materials and to study without the pressure of financial worries.

You can read more about the Association here.


The annual Photographic Competition has now been running for ten years and over that period many excellent images of the college and domus have been entered. A number of these have been reproduced in the annual Downing College Magazine and other merchandise including greeting cards. The Association Executive believes that they deserve a wider exposure and availability and so have introduced the ability for customers to download a high resolution digital image of a selection of winning images so that they can be printed, mounted and framed in a size and style to suit any taste.

Please see the Digital Images section under Shop.

Now that virus restrictions have been eased, we're once again able to offer our full range of merchandise items, but currently for mailing to UK addresses only. At present, our visits to Downing will be limited, so there may be a slight delay in dealing with orders.

If you have any queries, please contact us at:


— MML undergrad

"I was awarded a generous grant to help prepare for my year abroad. I come from a working class background & I am unable to ask for support from my family as a result of their financial difficulties. The Downing Association has been the only option for financial support & their help has essentially made the completion of my degree possible."


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