The drowning child: is it ethically wrong not to donate to charity?

In chapter one of ‘The Life You Can Save’ by Peter Singer, he starts off with the introduction of his much-debated analogy of the Drowning Child, which was first mentioned in his essay ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’ in 1971. In this, Singer introduces us to a scenario: imagine that you are on your way to…

Sustainability Committee Chair Interview

An interview of Margherita O’Conner ( W) by Luka Kovacevic ( L) 1. What is the role of the Sustainability Committee in Charterhouse? Sustainability isn’t one of the priorities at this school. We believe that due to all the changes such as school going co-educational and the building of new houses, I think it is…

Brain surgery – life on a knife edge…

Dr. Balasubramanian (Chair, Perception society) welcomed an extraordinary speaker this week: Jim Richardson is six year survivor of brain cancer who underwent a successful surgery procedure performed by the famous neurosurgeon Henry Marsh who mentions Jim’s case on the opening chapter of his book ‘Do No Harm’. The students in attendance were lucky enough to…