College Hall, London

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College Hall is a fully catered hall of residence of the University of London. It is situated on Malet Street in the Bloomsbury district of London, United Kingdom. It is an intercollegiate hall, and as such provides accommodation for full-time students at constituent colleges and institutions of the University of London including King's College, University College, Queen Mary, the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies amongst others.

History[edit]

Established in 1882, and initially located in Byng Place,[1] College Hall was incorporated into the University of London in 1910. It moved to nearby Malet Street in 1932.[2] It historically catered for female students (having been co-founded by educationalist and suffragist Annie Leigh Browne, Mary Stewart Kilgour, Lady Lockyer and Henrietta Müller)[3][4] but today welcomes male and female students alike.

College Hall provides 357 rooms of which the majority are ensuite.

Structure[edit]

Each of the intercollegiate halls of residence is managed by a Hall Manager. Every hall also has a Warden and a number of student Senior Members. The Hall Managers and their staff work full-time during office hours, while the Wardens and Senior Members, commonly referred to as the Wardenial staff, are part-time staff who are either studying or working in academic or academic-related roles elsewhere in the University of London.

The Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee, elected by the students, provides social and sporting activities.

Transport[edit]

The nearest underground stations are Goodge Street to the west, Euston Square to the north and Russell Square to the east.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byng Place". UCL Bloomsbury Project. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "College Hall". UCL Bloomsbury Project. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Jane Martin, ‘Browne, Annie Leigh (1851–1936)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 12 Jan 2017
  4. ^ Crawford, Elizabeth (2001). The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. Psychology Press. pp. 85–86. ISBN 9780415239264. 

Coordinates: 51°31′20″N 0°07′53″W / 51.5221°N 0.1314°W / 51.5221; -0.1314