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…

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…

South Africa Trip 2018

What did we get up to in our last week of holidays? From 26th August to 3rd September, 15 Charterhouse students accompanied by 3 teachers flew across the globe to a not-so-sunny South Africa. Upon arrival, we received a warm greeting from the whole Mellon Team, the charity with which we were working, who we grew…

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…

‘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),…