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…

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…

‘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,…

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…

The New Monitors Selection System

The Charterhouse School Monitors application process has been reformed significantly this year. The more archaic process of the Housemasters choosing the monitors in contrast with the current, more rigid process, has caused much controversy and debate over the past week. Ultimately, I think it is a better system than the last, eliminating arbitrary control of…

Social Media Taking Over

A social Media platform is a web based site that enables users to create and share content that can be seen by people in a group chat, people in your local area and people all around the world. It is a way of communicating with someone when you can’t physically talk to them. To date…