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Governance Records / Governing Body

 Management Group
Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCGB

Scope and Contents

Records concerning the government of the College, including of the College Governing Body and pre-foundation records relating to the work involved in obtaining the College Charter and founding the College.


  • Creation: [1764-1961]

Conditions Governing Access

Governmental records are closed for 50 years from date of creation, except for those dealing with elections, tutorial matters and appointments which are closed for 100 years.

Biographical / Historical

The government of the College lies effectively in the hands of the Governing Body of which the Master is chairman and the Fellows are voting members. The term Governing Body first appeared in Downing's 1882 revision of the Statutes but the corporate body comprising "The Master, Professors and Fellows" was set up in the foundation charter of the College. The various committees involved in the running of the College all ultimately feed their reports and recommendations into the Governing Body (GB).


c. 3.6 cubic metre(s)

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Related Materials

See DCCP for Masters' papers and their administrative papers; DCAR/1/6 for financial records.

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Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
Downing College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ United Kingdom
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