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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Father Adam Interview!

This week a very intriguing character with lots of stories to tell and captivating knowledge to share spent time giving us some insight into his life before, during and also outside of school. One of the most well known faces in school; the one and only Father Adam: Why and how did you become a…

Why are we Reading Less for Pleasure?

I really began thinking about this question after meeting someone on the train. It was amusing because my initial judgement of this man had been completely dismissive and impartial. With earrings that stretched each of his lobes to the size of a two pence coin and an unkempt beard, I hadn’t given him much thought….

Reflections on Being a New Sixth Form Girl

The first few weeks in Charterhouse are a very busy time for all Specialists, especially for the new girls. The days are mostly based around inductions and lectures to help us get used to the new environment that we will be living in for the next two years. Whether you’re doing Pre-U or IB, these first…

Lack of Talent 2017

The annual spectacle that is Lack of Talent took place last week. The unfortunate omission of the Carthusian favourite ‘Brooke Hall sketch’ was to the student’s despair, however, the class performances by the other musicians compensated for this.   The show kicked off with Ayokunle Oshin: a Soundcloud rapper whose hit songs ‘Oh My!’ and…