Cat with Heong Gallery model in Ai Weiwei’s Beijing Studio, 2015 © Ai Weiwei

Penny is a Fellow Commoner at Downing College and holds several advisory roles, including at the Heong Gallery. She was the first woman JCR President at Downing and graduated with an MA in English Literature.

Ai Weiwei took this picture of his cat jumping over a model of the Heong whilst planning his Downing exhibition Cubes and Trees in 2016. The exhibition was co-curated by John Tancock in collaboration Rachel Rose Smith.