An Interview With The Headmaster

We walked into the study of Dr Peterken, freshley painted in a warm oatmeal that seemed to represent his personality well: straight forward and rational. He sat down on his purple armchair in a relaxed open manner and keenly invited us to ‘interrogate him’. What makes you think going Co-educational is the right move for…

Chinese New Years: What’s it like at Charterhouse?

The Chinese New Year – an event that varies with in accordance with the Chinese lunisolar calendar – took place this week on Tuesday, 5th of February. While Carthusians may not be able to travel up to London, Birmingham, Manchester, or Liverpool for the major celebrations that took place, there have been a number of…

Prisons in Norway – what matters…?

The somewhat taboo subject of prison and punishment was the hot topic for debate this week at the Perception Society lecture series. In yet another first, Dr. Balasubramanian (Chair, Perception) invited three leading industry experts with invaluable experience in the prison sector to jointly lend their perspectives on the Norwegian Prison System and how it…

The Mid-terms

After an intense voting night, Trump’s Republican Party gained control of the Senate. The Democrats won and gained control over the House of Representatives. The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats that they needed. The Republicans have kept control of the Senate and gained a few states. The Democrats only gained one senate seat…

Initiative against Capital Punishment

Many may be surprised to learn that Amnesty International, a Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation founded in 1961 of over seven million members worldwide (certainly the world’s largest human-rights focused organisation) would be so closely connected to our school. Indeed, with its archaic stone buildings and relatively secluded setting, one may at first believe Charterhouse…

Battles between minds: experiences in elite military operations

On 27th September, Dr. Balasubramanian, Deputy Housemaster in Gownboys and Chairman of Perception Society invited a very special guest to speak to our pupils. We were very lucky to host yet another incredibly insightful speaker, Alasdair Truett MBE. Ex-military officer turned businessman, Mr. Truett brought his wisdom and stress relieving advice to the many Carthusians…

Mystery of the teenage brain

In the first of what will inevitably be one of Perception Society’s finest lecture series in recent years, Prof. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore delivered a fascinating and engaging talk on Monday night to an audience of keen Specialist Carthusians, Beaks and Parents about the changes and struggles faced by the teenage brain. She is Director of the…

South Africa Trip 2018

What did we get up to in our last week of holidays? From 26th August to 3rd September, 15 Charterhouse students accompanied by 3 teachers flew across the globe to a not-so-sunny South Africa. Upon arrival, we received a warm greeting from the whole Mellon Team, the charity with which we were working, who we grew…

Paying it forward

Three Carthusians demonstrated extraordinary kindness and determination in setting up their own charity to help people who had less than themselves. They are inspiration to us all.

Goodbye Mr Blatchly

MLJB is leaving Charterhouse after twenty two years. Elliot interviewed him about his time at Charterhouse and his plans for the future. To start, what qualities do you think make a Carthusian? The willingness to live a 25-hr day. This is the sort of school that rewards people who get a lot out of being…

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Movie Review

By David Maitland-Jones Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest addition to the Star Wars universe, and whilst it carried less expectation than the likes of Episode VII, it was still a film which many were looking forward to, not including myself. However, when I saw this film, it by far exceeded my expectations,…