Toad Hall (ANU)

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Toad Hall
University Australian National University
Location Barry Drive and Kingsley Street, Acton, Australian Capital Territory
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Architect John Andrews
Warden Ian Walker
Website ANU residence

Toad Hall is a residential hall in Australian National University, it was opened in 1974. Toad Hall is primarily a residence for post-graduate/ mature age (generally over 23 years old) students drawn from some 50 countries across the globe.

It is located at the corner of Barry Drive and Kingsley Street, Acton. Sullivans Creek and the Drill Hall Gallery are nearby. The Toad Hall residence was designed by internationally acclaimed Australian architect John Andrews, and is listed in the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture and on the Commonwealth Heritage List.[citation needed] John Andrews' other significant works include Gund Hall, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

The University Council allowed the hall of residence to be named Toad Hall following the recommendation of the first residents of the hall where the setting, with the long line of willow trees between the hall and Sullivans Creek, was evocative of Kenneth Grahame's children's novel, The Wind in the Willows.[1]


Toad Hall is currently managed by the Head of Residence, Dr Ian Walker, who is assisted by an Administration Manager and two Community Coordinators who lead a team of 12 Senior Residents. [2]


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