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),…

The rise of the eAthlete

Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Aldossary is sweating very hard. As the game ticks on into the final few minutes, an international audience is about to witness him crowned Qualifier Champion and book a place at the World Cup. He has put in countless hours into his dream, and it is about to become a reality. The…

Farewell Dr.Nelson

Sadly Dr Nelson, a highly respected member of Brooke Hall and a much loved beak has announced that he will be leaving the school this summer. Dr Nelson is a highly appreciated chemistry beak who has helped many pupils achieve good grades in chemistry. He has taught here at Charterhouse for about two years now….

UnCharTED 2018 – the beginning…

Charterhouse pupils have been inspired to become latest members of the global TED community. In 2017, Dr. Balasubramanian (Assistant Master of the Scholars & Assistant Housemaster, Gownboys) applied to take a group of 11 specialists to the TEDxTeen conference at the O2 Arena, London. Titled ‘Bold Moves’, the conference was an eclectic mix of inspirational lectures, live music,…

Fortnite – why is it so popular?

Fortnite is a game which is extremely popular and has been since last fall. The game is officially called Fortnite Battle Royale and is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is so globally popular that even an iOS version was made, with an Android version in plans. Fortnite is a multiplayer online survival…

How to Combat Stress

  To all first years who have just finished writing their mock exams and are getting back their results, stress is probably part of your everyday struggle at the moment. The Oak has been researching ways to deal with the high pressure and the stress in order to help you combat this problem. We have…

Understanding AI

Artificial Intelligence is commonly defined as the simulation of human intelligence through machines and computers. The use of AI is growing immensely in our constantly advancing societies, and humans need to know where to set the boundaries when it comes to the capabilities and power that we attribute to machines. Humans are the most advanced…

Girls’ Football at Charterhouse

The 2018 girls’ football season was one of many challenges which the team faced hands on and with a strong sense of spirit and co-operation. Overall, the team won an impressive 11 out of 17 matches. Although the results were not always consistent, the effort and work ethic of each of the girls was inspiring. The second…

Pontifex: a runner’s viewpoint

Pontifex. It is the annual 4.4 mile run that puts every being to the test; whether male or female, tall or short, duckites or fletcherites. The run starts right next to the Broom and Lees bridge and prior to the whistle being blown, the build-up of enthusiasm, debates as to who will beat who and…

Mobile Phone Policy: Fair or Not?

Phones seem to be becoming an increasingly essential piece of kit in this digital world, and so for the stereotypical teenager (who spends NINE hours on the internet on average every day), the thought of being temporarily separated from their most prized piece of social anchoring is almost too much to bear. However, it is…