Pontifex: a runner’s viewpoint

Pontifex. It is the annual 4.4 mile run that puts every being to the test; whether male or female, tall or short, duckites or fletcherites. The run starts right next to the Broom and Lees bridge and prior to the whistle being blown, the build-up of enthusiasm, debates as to who will beat who and…

Mobile Phone Policy: Fair or Not?

Phones seem to be becoming an increasingly essential piece of kit in this digital world, and so for the stereotypical teenager (who spends NINE hours on the internet on average every day), the thought of being temporarily separated from their most prized piece of social anchoring is almost too much to bear. However, it is…

Charterhouse Play Review: The Suicide

The Drama Department’s choice for the LQ 2018 play was “The Suicide” by Nicolai Erdman. The play is a satirical comedy about Semyon Podsekalnikov, an unemployed man who no longer sees any good in the world and thus contemplates taking his own life. When these thoughts are made public, all sections of society want him…

International Women’s Day at Charterhouse

Proudly co-educational since 1971, and shortly to welcome female pupils in all year-groups, Charterhouse marked International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March. The School Library, situated at the heart of our campus, hosted a display to celebrate this important day in the global calendar, and invited pupils and staff to contribute the names of the…

Trip to the Phantom of the Opera

Towards the start of the Quarter, the members of 4A and 4U were treated to an experience at Her Majesty’s Theatre, to watch The Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber in 1986, with the same storyline as the book written in 1909. It takes place…

Why England won’t win the World Cup

England. In a footballing context, we can define the country as a once proud superpower of the Beautiful Game, but in recent years a dismal failure, far from the glory of ’66 and “Bobby’s Lions”. Under Fabio Capello, the team crashed out of the 2010 World Cup in the Round of 16 and with Roy…

HOUSE ART!

Each year at the start of LQ, House Art becomes the priority for all Carthusians across the 12 houses. This year, some particularly remarkable ideas emerged and the determination of the winning house was quite difficult. Two former Charterhouse pupils and now artists, Robert Dunt (artist and founder of ArtTop10.com; art review website) and Oli…

An Unfiltered International Perspective of Charterhouse

First things first, we hate everything about this country. Let’s get that out of the way quickly. Alright maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration – I mean how could I say something so blatantly untrue – the weather here is impeccable. On a more serious note, Charterhouse is an amazing place for international students,…

Are We Heading towards a Recession?

Carlyle Co-Founder Predicts a Recession    David Rubenstein, a co-founder of Carlyle, caused a stir at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. Citing both growing consumer and government debts, geopolitical turmoil, and the unpredictably of world events in the 21st century, Rubenstein claimed a new recession is imminent.   Speaking on a panel…

What to do in Godalming

Godalming Tourism   Staying in on weekends at Charterhouse can be somewhat dull when the weekend activities aren’t sparking your interest. There is a variety of activities at your disposition in our lovely town at only 10 minutes away from school.   Costa:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars) Located in the heart of the high street, costa…