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28th September 2021

The life of Carthusian monks in the Charterhouse

Rosie Chan, a Museum Studies student at the University of Leicester, was recently here on a work placement, and immersed herself in our heritage. Here she looks more closely at the lives of the Carthusian monks who lived here in the 14th century, as we mark 650 years since the founding of the Charterhouse.... continue

28th September 2021

Sir Walter Manny – the life of a professional soldier and medieval piety

It is 650 years since the monastery at the Charterhouse was established here in London. Here James Spellane looks at the life of Sir Walter Manny, its founder. The London Charterhouse, a monastery of the Carthusian order, was established in 1371 with Sir Walter Manny as its principal founder. A flamboyant... continue

16th September 2021

A work experience at the Charterhouse

Hi! I am Rosie. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to participate in an eight-week placement at the Charterhouse as a student of Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Initially I was confused about my specific future career options, however, I was focused on finding smaller... continue

4th August 2021

Reconditioning the organ

The organ in our chapel was made and installed by Walkers in 1842. Over the decades it’s been cleaned and overhauled and modernised, and there has always been an organist here who has cared for it and played it for chapel services. Its last overhaul was in 2004, and today Bernard Whitmill is back... continue

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