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21st February 2017

Beer and the Charterhouse

The Brothers of the Charterhouse are entitled to a glass of beer with their meals. But there was a time when this privilege extended to pupils of Charterhouse school too. In the following article, published in the Evening News in 1935, the Dean of Westminster pines for the not-so-distant days when... continue

17th February 2017

When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

Above: the Charterhouse Chapel in 1916, eight years after this article was published. The following article, originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1908, regards the curious Act of 3 Charles I, which required the Brothers to attend chapel service twice on Sunday and once every day of the week.... continue

24th January 2017

Object of the Month: Messiaen, Eclairs sur l’Au – delà (1997)

Patrick Rowe (1917 – 2012) was a professional artist who became a Brother of the Charterhouse in 2002. He produced many collages both before and during his time here. The titles reflected his musical interests but had no direct bearing on the artworks, which were ‘merely decorations to delight the... continue