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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.

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19th June 2020

Charterhouse School’s exodus to Godalming: recorded lecture

We were really delighted that Catherine Smith, archivist at Charterhouse School, presented her fascinating look at the history of Charterhouse School for our July online Lecture. Here is a chance to view it again! Catherine takes a close look at the time the school at Charterhouse – first founded in 1611 – moved to new premises in Goldalming in 1872, exploring the reasons for the move and the consequences for both the School and the almshouse. Catherine has been based at the School for 11 years and has a fantastic knowledge of its history with a host of stories and illustrations.  We greatly appreciate Catherine giving this lecture in support of our charity. (Ignore the dates given above)

You can now access a link to the Lecture, with the option of making a donation, here.

11th May 2020

Thomas Sutton Lecture: Live online

If you were unable to join us last year for the annual Thomas Sutton Lecture when High Court Judge Sir Mark Warby gave his fascinating talk to a full house at the Charterhouse – now is the time to book to see him giving the lecture again live online.

Titled ‘More and more – law & the Charterhouse’, Sir Mark will be presenting his own research on how closely the Charterhouse has been associated with law throughout history. His interest in the subject was first sparked in 2017 when he arrived at the Charterhouse as ‘consort’ to the Master, Ann Kenrick. Sir Thomas More is perhaps the most famous legal mind to be associated with the Charterhouse, but there are many others, as Sir Mark’s lecture will reveal.

Join us for a compelling and illustrated insight into law and its development in UK and USA, and an array of its practitioners, some distinguished and some less so, and their connections with the Charterhouse over the centuries.

Sir Mark Warby 
Sir Mark Warby is judge in charge of the Queen’s Bench Division’s Media and Communications List. Before joining the judiciary he was a QC specialising in media law litigation – mainly defamation and privacy – and sports law – disciplinary matters and arbitration. He is joint editor and a co-author of The Law of Privacy and the Media (OUP) and a contributor to other legal textbooks.

We need your support!  We are asking for you to book your place at this Lecture by donation.  We have been closed to the public since March to ensure the maximum protection for the residents of the almshouse and care home at the Charterhouse.  This has meant the charity no longer has vital income from our tours, events and venue hire.  Your support at this time is really important and would be sincerely welcomed.

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