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11th April 2017

Profile of a Brother: Stephen McGhee

Stephen McGhee (centre), a Brother of the Charterhouse who loves opera, travel, poetry and art. “No day is exactly the same for me,” explains Brother Stephen McGhee, who is chatting to me in his flat in the Admiral Ashmore building. “Some of it is governed by routine of meals, but two days a week... continue

31st March 2017

A Week at the Charterhouse: A Blog by Oliver Ross

My name is Oliver Ross and I’m working at the Charterhouse for my year ten work experience. I applied for museum work and was very lucky that I got it because I have loved my time here, even if it is only for a week. I arrived at the Charterhouse on Monday and was amazed […]... continue

31st March 2017

Object of the Month March 2017

Sculpture of St Catherine, late 15th century This is all that remains of a sculpture of St Catherine of Alexandria. She is shown triumphing over the Roman Emperor Maxentius who had ordered her death. The original sculpture stood in the side chapel devoted to St Catherine. When the monastery was sacked... continue

10th March 2017

The Charterhouse: Then & Now

These fascinating post cards, published by E.T. Bottom Ltd. 1916, capture the Charterhouse as it was over 100 years ago. Those familiar with the Charterhouse may note a few changes. For instance, “The Brothers’ Library”, now “The Old Library”, no longer contains the many... continue