Downing College offers an excellent Cambridge conference centre and flexible meeting facilities. Facilities range from small boardroom set ups in our meeting rooms, to larger theatre-style layouts in the Howard Theatre and Howard Building for up to 160 delegates.
While giving the impression that the buildings are spread over acres of space, it is surprising how compact the College domus is – with accommodation, conference rooms and dining rooms adjacent to each other.
The Howard Theatre and the Howard Building Lecture Room are fitted with a full range of the most up-to-date presentation equipment. The Howard Theatre has been built to meet current environmental standards with a ground-source heating system and solar power to heat water in the building. In the future we hope to offer a sustainable conference facility within the Howard Conference Centre comprising the Howard Theatre, the Howard Building and Howard Lodge.
We offer a selection of catering services with menus ranging from a simple working lunch to a full banquet-style gala dinner. Executive Chef, Michael Penny has prepared our menus using locally-sourced ingredients where possible.
Downing College is located perfectly; the centre of Cambridge is just a short walk from our main gates and Cambridge Rail Station is less than a mile away. Car parking is offered within the College grounds.
Many thanks for helping organise such a super party yesterday - it was really perfect. The lovely people serving the drinks and food were excellent, really attentive and everyone enjoyed it.Julia Blackwell Statistical Laboratory Centre for Mathematical Sciences
We wanted to say a big thank you, your venue is stunning and staff really friendly and helpful. The whole day went really well and we know a huge part of that is down to you and your team.AstraZenca AstraZenca