Howard Foundation

(Reg UK Charity
No 285822)

Established 1982



2017 News


The Howard Foundation-sponsored Chair in Human Nutrition at Waterford Institute of Technology, occupied by Professor John Nolan, is confirmed as endowed for a ten year term until October 2026.


During 2016 the Foundation became a Founder Patron of “Downing Arts”, an organisation to promote the Gallery at Downing College, and co-ordinate cultural activities (see Cultural Life at


The Foundation is organising  the “BON” Conference at Downing College 11-13 July 2018 to present new scientific findings in the application of macular carotenoids to the brain and eye, see


Events at Howard Theatre, Downing College, sponsored by the Foundation in 2017, in addition to performances by Downing Drama Society:


21st March, European Day of Early Music, evening concert, seewww.cambridgeearly


1st July, “Sphere of Light”, a Tudor-themed play by Ann Henning, performed as a play reading at 16.00 and 19.30, see


16th and 23rd July, Cambridge Summer Festival evening concerts,


28th-30th September (provisional, evening performances), reprise form the West End of Rory Fellowes’ “A Victorian Eye”, a one-man play on the final years of the painter William Blake Richmond, whose son, Sir Herbert, was Master of Downing College 1934-46, see further the biography by Simon Reynolds on WB Richmond, to coincide with the College’s painting “The Bowlers” loan to the Tate for exhibition 5 April to 1st October, see


The Irish Georgian Society are visiting Downing and Corpus Christi Colleges to view architecture by William Wilkins including taking in the “Sphere of Light” on 1st July, see events at London Chapter,


The Foundation has entered into a scheme with Downing College to present all undergraduates and graduates with a copy of “A Classical Adventure”, the illustrated history of Downing, sponsored by the Foundation, author Tim Rawle; copies available at and usual websites and bookshops.