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Vincent Keaveny CBE will be joining as our new Chair of Governors

Vincent Keaveny will be our new Chair of Governors; his term will begin when our current Chair Major General Andrew Ritchie...

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An update on our Community Engagement programme
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14th December 2021

An update on our Community Engagement programme

Our Community Engagement Manager Nichola Charalambou is now focused on nurturing and growing our relationships with local organisations and communities whose members are older people, and those who may...

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The life of Carthusian monks in the Charterhouse
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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...

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Community gathering
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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...

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Reconditioning the Chapel organ
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4th August 2021

Reconditioning the Chapel 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...

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Thanks and appreciation
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3rd June 2021

Thanks and appreciation

On a beautiful sunny afternoon we were delighted to welcome a special group of visitors to join us in celebrating, and giving thanks for being able to open to the public once more, and also to appreciate...

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My nursing placement at the Charterhouse
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18th May 2021

My nursing placement at the Charterhouse

1st year LSBU Learning Disability Nursing student, Sophia Stobbs, tells us about her time working at the Charterhouse and what it has meant to her. To say I was very nervous before starting at the Charterhouse...

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Brother Stephen goes loop de loop
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5th May 2021

Brother Stephen goes loop de loop

Brother Stephen McGhee, a resident here at the almshouse, tells how, over a number of months, he completed the London Loop. Covid restrictions permitting, I recently completed the London Loop or to give...

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A lucky escape from the Blitz
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29th April 2021

A lucky escape from the Blitz

We’re coming up to the 80th anniversary of the day, 10th May 1941 – just one day before the Blitz ended, that the Charterhouse took a direct hit from an incendiary bomb destroying many parts...

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Tribute to Stephen Porter
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21st April 2021

Tribute to Stephen Porter

Dr Cathy Ross, Honorary Research Fellow at the Museum of London, and consultant to the Charterhouse, leads our tribute to Stephen Porter, a historian and archivist with an extensive knowledge of the Charterhouse...

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