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Historic oil portrait of George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham
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Pride Month: Revealing LGBTQ+ history at the Charterhouse

From the days of the medieval monastery until 2017, when women were first admitted, the Charterhouse was a predominantly...

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Pencil drawing of the Norfolk Cloister
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8th April 2024

Inspiring Interiors: Drawing Masterclasses

In Autumn of 2023, we invited our almshouse residents, or Brothers as they are known here, and staff to join members of Islington based charity The Stuart Low Trust for a series of 10 drawing masterclasses...

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Spanakopita and veg on a plate in the Great Hall
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25th March 2024

From the Kitchen: Spanakopita

From the Kitchen: Spanakopita Now that it’s officially Springtime and we can look ahead to warmer weather, the kitchen team are revising the menu planning to reflect the change in season. They work hard...

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Canon Ann Clarke in the Charterhouse Chapel
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25th March 2024

Women’s History Month: Canon Ann Clarke

My journey to priesthood took thirty-seven-years, but what a journey it has been and continues to be. It started when I was still a child, and I vividly remember a conversation between my fourteen-year-old...

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Deborah Henry-Pollard in front of a window, with yellow soft furnishings
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21st February 2024

Time for Kindness

I am an Ambassador for Time for Kindness, an initiative which aims to amplify the kindness which exists in the world. As an Ambassador, I have committed to seeing an act of kindness every day, sharing...

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Mauricio with his fruit cake on a stand
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29th January 2024

From the Kitchen: Mauricio’s Rich Fruit Cake

The kitchen is at the heart of the Charterhouse and the care it provides.  Every day the team prepares breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and supper for our residents and meals are enjoyed communally in...

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Reflections on a placement at the Charterhouse
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1st February 2022

Reflections on a placement at the Charterhouse

My name is Aloysius Nabaasa, a student of Learning Disability Nursing at Southbank University. I had the opportunity to do my placement at the Charterhouse where I spent 6 weeks from the 8th November 2021....

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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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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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