1. Introduion to Connaught Hall
C HConnaught Hall is a fully catered intercollegiate hall of residence of the Universityof London; full-time students from all the colleges and institutes of the Universityof London (e.g. , King’s, , , , , etc.) are eligible for accommodationhere; we aim to provide a secure, supportive, and friendly environment in which ourresidents can study and socialise as they wish.HConnaught Hall was established in by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaughtand Strathearn — the third son of Queen Victoria — at Torrington Square,London as a private hall of residence for male students; the Hall was intended asa memorial to the Duchess of Connaught, who died in . The Duke gave theHall to the University of London in , but it was not until that ConnaughtHall moved out of Torrington Square to its present location in Tavistock Square: aconverted Georgian terrace with a Grade II listed façade. The Hall accommodatedmen only until .A Most accommodation is in single study-bedrooms; there is room for eight studentsin twin rooms. There is a washbasin in every room, but toilet and shower facilitiesare all shared. Every room has telephone and internet connections. Amenitiesinclude a laundree, common rooms with TV, computer room, library, privatecourtyard garden, and a bar managed and staed by Hall residents.S One of eight intercollegiate halls of residence, Connaught Hall now accommodates full-time students of the various colleges and institutes of the University,with an even mix of men and women, and a great diversity of cultural and social backgrounds. The majority of residents are rst-year undergraduates, witharound % being allowed to return for a second year; approximately % arepostgraduates, and about a third are overseas students.Many of the residents in Hall are experiencing life away from home for the rst time;for some, home is on the other side of the world. And whilst London is undoubtedlya vibrant and exciting place, in can sometimes be a lonely and impersonal city inwhich to live. So at Connaught Hall, we hope to be a warm and welcoming “homefrom home”. Working towards this aim are the Warden’s team, Bursar’s sta, andthe elected Residents’ Club Commiee.