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…

Interview with FHW

How has your Charterhouse experience been? Enjoyable and challenging in equal measure.   What inspired you to study English? In terms of scholarship: Frank Kermode. He’s the real deal. In terms of excitement in what language can do: James Joyce. Pupils often think that studying English is just about studying works of literature. No! It’s…

Interview with Ayo

Where are you from?  I come from from Nigeria. Lagos is my home town. When did you start to make music? This story is actually quite interesting, I started rapping when I was 13, back in year 9. I was at home during the summer and I was just messing around on my computer. I…

Fourth Form trip to Ypres

In the early hours of Sunday, 60 Fourths alongside 6 teachers left for Ypres, Belgium in the most luxurious double decker bus imaginable. After a few hours of driving, a trip on the Eurotunnel and a brief lecture from our seasoned guide on the seatbelt laws of France and Belgium, we approached Bayernwald (Bavarian Wood),…