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A week at the Charterhouse: A blog by Peter Phillips

19th July 2017

A week at the Charterhouse: A blog by Peter Phillips

Hi, my name is Peter and this is my second year in a row doing a week’s work experience at the Charterhouse. As an artist, and one who is especially interested in architecture, I love the character of the Charterhouse. Despite being built across many time periods, the different styles of architecture... continue

Mr. William Edward Newton, Gatekeeper of the Charterhouse (1935)

9th June 2017

Mr. William Edward Newton, Gatekeeper of the Charterhouse (1935)

This short article was originally printed in “Old Charterhouse Magazine” in December, 1935. It concerns a Mr William Edward Newton, who worked for the Charterhouse for over a quarter of a century, first as a gardener and storekeeper, then as a gatekeeper. Judging by the article, Newton... continue

Object of the Month June 2017

6th June 2017

Object of the Month June 2017

Walter Manny, the founder of the London Charterhouse, arrived in England aged 17 in the retinue of Philippa, daughter of the Count of Hainault. Philippa was on her way to marry the young king Edward III, and Walter would go on to feature in some of the defining events of the Hundred Years War as ... continue

Profile of a Brother: Stephen McGhee

11th April 2017

Profile of a Brother: Stephen McGhee

Stephen McGhee (centre), a Brother of the Charterhouse who loves opera, travel, poetry and art. “No day is exactly the same for me,” explains Brother Stephen McGhee, who is chatting to me in his flat in the Admiral Ashmore building. “Some of it is governed by routine of meals, but two days a week... continue

A Week at the Charterhouse: A Blog by Oliver Ross

31st March 2017

A Week at the Charterhouse: A Blog by Oliver Ross

My name is Oliver Ross and I’m working at the Charterhouse for my year ten work experience. I applied for museum work and was very lucky that I got it because I have loved my time here, even if it is only for a week. I arrived at the Charterhouse on Monday and was amazed […]... continue

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