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Named after Sir George Downing, who built 10 Downing Street in London

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Spacious Green Court
Downing College was founded in 1800 by Sir George Downing. He built Number 10 Downing Street – and a door of that famous house is now in use in the College! Famous alumni of the College include Quentin Blake, the much loved illustrator of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. Also, John Cleese, British comedy actor graduated from Downing College in 1939.

Downing College, Established 1800
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College Motto

Seek the truth

The large grounds in front of the College Chapel

Buildings around the grounds

The Maitland Robinson Library

College sundial outside the library
Visitor Information
Downing College is open to visitors daily, 9am to 5pm. Entrance is FREE. Tel: 01223 334 800

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