27th January 2022

Inside the London Charterhouse in the late Middle Ages

In the year that we are raising money to preserve our monastic buildings, we are pleased to announce that Professor Julian Luxford is giving our March online lecture, when he will be sharing his research about the buildings of the original London Charterhouse around 1500, illustrated with contemporary records – before it was repurposed as a Tudor mansion, and then a school and almshouse.  Join Professor Luxford as he evokes the historically defining aspects of a site which, in spite of the worst efforts of Henry VIII (and the Second World War), has never stopped echoing its monasticism.

Julian Luxford is Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews, where he has worked since 2004. One of his main scholarly interests is the medieval art and architecture of the Carthusian order, and he has published essays on some of the sculptural fragments in the Charterhouse’s museum and contributed to Revealing the Charterhouse, published in 2016. Book your place at the lecture here (with a donation if you can – very much appreciated). To find out more about our Charterhouse650 appeal click here.

27th July 2020

Travel back 600 years at the Charterhouse: Live online

Gabriella Swaffield, Museum Manager at the Charterhouse, takes you on a time-travelling journey across six centuries to see how the Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348.

Illustrated through the ages with objects from the extensive Charterhouse collection, Gabriella’s lecture will be taking you on a fascinating exploration of all the turbulence, tragedy, intrigue and the many lives lived and brutally cut short, at this extraordinary historic site.

Book now with a donation here!

6th January 2020

Lecture: The English Carthusians

A wonderful opportunity to hear medieval history expert Lucy Beckett illuminate the world of the Carthusian order here in England, and its persistent and resolute resistance to the profound changes demanded by Henry VIII. A fascinating lecture by this renowned medieval specialist, author and academic, which places the monastery at the Charterhouse in the centre of a devastating and heroic story. Ticket price £12. Book online here

28th August 2019

Open House at the Charterhouse

On the second day of the Open House weekend, don’t miss free access to the Norfolk Cloister with its extraordinary history through several centuries, normally only seen on guided tours. There will be a free talk on the hour from 12pm onwards about this atmospheric space, which was home to an important community of Carthusian monks, a garden gallery in a grand Tudor mansion, and later the site of the creation of two key Football Association rules.

It’s a chance to see our fascinating Museum too, explore the Jacobean Chapel and browse in our Shop.

Free entry. No advance booking required

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