We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
The Tempest Act 4, scene 1. William Shakespeare
The wall and ceiling decorations of the hall depict the succession of English monarchs from William and Mary to George 1. The College was originally Greenwich Hospital where disabled sailors of the Royal Navy lived and were treated from 1692 1869.
The title quote is from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5 Scene 1.