Tag: charterhouse school

3rd March 2017

Soccer Goes Back to Its Old School

(Above) The Norfolk Cloister in which Association Football was played. The following article, published in 1976 and written by the great football reporter Geoffrey Green, explores the history of Association Football and the claim that the game was first played by Charterhouse and Westminster School pupils.... continue

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

6th December 2016

The Life of Simon Raven, Novelist and Brother

Simon Arthur Noël Raven (28 December 1927 – 12 May 2001) was an English novelist, essayist, dramatist and raconteur who, in a writing career of forty years, caused controversy, amusement and offence. In later life, he retired to the Charterhouse, and while there was featured as the subject of an... continue

2nd December 2016

Object of the Month December 2016

The Block, 1837 | Lithograph by H W Burgess (c. 1792–1844) This print relates to Charterhouse School, the charitably-funded grammar school which flourished on this site between 1614 and 1872. The artist, Henry William Burgess, was the school’s drawing master in the 1830s and his still-life records... continue

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