What’s on

art, art history, lecture

As Good as Gold: online lecture

28th October 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The story of gold and its significance and symbolism throughout the history of art. Gold as the colour of the sun: the colour of divinity; the colour of status and the colour of love. From creations ancient and contemporary, sacred and profane - all that glitters is most certainly gold… Join Alexandra Epps, Arts Society Lecturer and Art Guide to learn more at our October online Lecture. Book your place at the Lecture with a donation here.
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The Master Tours: glimpses of the Charterhouse with Ann Kenrick OBE

Join Ann Kenrick, the Master of the Charterhouse, as she takes you on five-minute filmed tours around the stunning buildings and spaces of our seven-acre site.  While we remain closed to the public, these unique perspectives of the Charterhouse give a fascinating glimpse of its history, and the home it provides for the Brothers (and Ann herself!).  Payment is by donation - and thank you in advance for supporting our charity at this difficult time.  Access The Master Tours here.

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Family Garden Trail

While the Charterhouse is closed, Charterhouse Square remains open to the public (every day except Monday) and is a little oasis in the City! And it's a great destination for our little Family Garden Trail which takes you around the Square and gives you a series of fun activities to enhance your visit to this lovely spot. Print out the free Trail here and head out with some pens and crayons and get busy!!

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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 a donation here.

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Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him: recorded lecture

An opportunity to watch our recent excellent live online Lecture by eminent historian and best selling author Tracy Borman as she shares insights from her research, and excerpts from her book Henry VIII and the Men who Made Him. Henry VIII is famous for his multiple marriages, but it was the men in his life who shaped this notorious monarch - and he, in turn, determined their fates. In this talk we are introduced to a dazzling cast of characters: some 'mad' (Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called 'Vicar of Hell'), some 'bad' (the grasping minister Thomas Wolsey) - but none as 'dangerous to know' as Henry VIII himself. Tracy Borman has extremely kindly agreed to give this lecture to help raise funds for the charity as it navigates very challenging times during the pandemic.  (Ignore the dates above)  You can receive the link to the Lecture now by paying with a donation here.

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More and more – Law and the Charterhouse: recorded lecture

An opportunity to see the recording of Sir Mark Warby's fascinating Lecture - 'More and more - law & the Charterhouse'. High Court Judge, Sir Mark Warby presents his own compelling and illustrated insights 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. 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. We need your support!  We are asking for you to give a donation to see this Lecture.  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. (Ignore the dates given above) Access the link is available now, by payment of donation, here.

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