Downing College Cambridge appoints first female Head Porter
Downing College Cambridge has appointed its first female Head Porter in its 200-year history.
Tina D’Angelico has donned the traditional bowler hat and now heads up the team of ten Porters at the College who provide a 24/7 service to fellows, staff, students and visitors.
For the past five years, Tina was the College’s Accommodation Officer before being promoted to her new role.
Commenting on her appointment Tina said: “I have always been a team player and working with such a dedicated group is the most satisfying part of my job. Many of the porters have worked in the Lodge for many years and their enthusiasm to share their College knowledge with me has been invaluable.
“Our prime objective is the safety and security of everyone passing through the College, from students to conference delegates. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being Head Porter here – it is a pleasure and an honour”.
Downing College has a unique setting amidst 17 acres of lawns and trees yet within half a mile of the historic centre of Cambridge. The original buildings date back to the beginning of the 19th century and are Neo-Classical in style conveying a sense of elegance and spaciousness, combined with an excellent range of modern conference and function facilities that can accommodate large conferences, smaller meetings, board meetings, weddings, gala dinners and private dining.