Toynbee Hall was the first university settlement house of the settlement movement, a reformist social movement that strove to get the rich and poor to live more closely together in an interdependent community. Founded in 1884 on Commercial Street in Whitechapel in London’s East End, it remains active today. A centre for social reform, Toynbee Hall was founded by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, and named in memory of their friend and fellow reformer, Oxford historian Arnold Toynbee, who had died the previous year.
I was asked for advice on the redecoration of the Lecture Hall and Ashbee Room and produced a report with recommendations for the paint colours and types and for the display of the two rooms.
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