Carthusian Day

Carthusian day is an annual event which takes place in the month of May, in which old Carthusians, staff, students, and parents alike are invited to participate in events ranging from viewing the publicised CCF training on the Big Ground, to the colourful, multi-cultural food courts for all to try out. There are also exciting…

Film Review: Endgame

Endgame, the last in the Avengers franchise, has long been anticipated. Despite being over three hours long, it has earned over $2 billion worldwide in the first week.  The film contains lots of Easter eggs from the previous films, which may bring back old memories. On the whole, the film is suspenseful and thrilling and, according to some Carthusians,…

Liverpool Vs. Barcelona

On May 7th, a thrilling high-stake football match took place between Liverpool and Barcelona. Carthusians crowded around the TVs, and cries of joy and frustration rang throughout the houses.  From Origi’s very first goal – which opened up the score line in the 7th minute of the game – fans of both sides held their breath…

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…

Charterhouse Shooting Team

The Charterhouse Shooting Team, arguably one of Charterhouses’ most successful team, ventured to Cambridge on one of the hardest fixtures of the year. On Sunday 3 February, the Charterhouse CCF shooting team had an extremely successful trip to Cambridge University for an away match, returning with an impressive winning score of 1491 to 1436. Speaking…

A Febrile Planet: Climate Change and Human Health

On Thursday 7th February, Dr. Balasubramanian (Chair, Perception Society) invited Prof. Hugh Montgomery who is Chair of the Lancet Commission & Wellcome Trust to speak to Specialists about ‘A Febrile Planet: Climate Change & Human Health’. Prof. Montgomery is also Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL & Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance….

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…