The Retiring Room was a room where the Master and his guests retired after a meal. Only men were permitted to enter the Retiring Room.
The Retiring Room was a large room with a fireplace. It had an oval table of polished rosewood with matching chairs, and green leather armchairs. The walls were covered in portraits. There was a large oak wardrobe in the corner of the room where the Master hung his robes. There were two doors to access the Retiring Room: one from the Hall and one from the corridor which led between the Library and the Common Room.
Lyra Silvertongue sneaked into the Retiring Room one evening and saw the Master of Jordan College poisoning a carafe of 1898 Tokay which was destined to Lord Asriel. She warned Asriel, who proceeded to knock over the decanter and went on to give a presentation about Dust in which he managed to raise funding for his next expedition to the north.