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2nd May 2017

Organist of the Charterhouse (1938)

The following article details the careers of a few notable musicians who have, at some time or other, been the organist of the Charterhouse. Originally published in the “Old Charterhouse Magazine” in December 1938, the article begins with Benjamin Cosyn, the first regularly appointed organist,... continue

28th April 2017

Object of the Month April 2017

Deposition of Christ from the Cross is an oil on canvas painting by Royal Academician and former Brother of the Charterhouse Robert Medley. The work can be viewed in the chapel cloister to the left of the entrance to the chapel. The inspiration for this piece is The Descent from the Cross by Flemish... continue

25th April 2017

Baden-Powell Visits the Charterhouse (1901)

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941) was a lieutenant-general in the British Army who founded the Scout Movement and became the first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. He was a pupil at Charterhouse when the school moved to Godalming, Surrey, and was... continue

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