Early Smoking Room Debate

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Early Smoking Room Debate

Smoking Room Debates were held in the Lecture Hall at Toynbee Hall and were anRead More

Smoking Room Debates were held in the Lecture Hall at Toynbee Hall and were an important part of life there for over 20 years. Every Tuesday, residents, speakers and local people would gather to debate the issues of the day. This fulfilled part of the vision for Toynbee Hall to become a space which brought people together across class lines, encouraging free thinking and fostering mutual understanding.