Carthusian Day 2017

Will we see you at Carthusian Day on Saturday 27 May. The day will start at 11.00 am and runs throughout the day until 4.30 pm.

Not be confused with OC day.

The day has been revamped with a fresh look: The School says

We have taken a fresh look at the programme for this year to make it a more memorable occasion. We have planned a fun-packed afternoon showcasing the creative and sporting talents of our pupils, as well as an opportunity to gather socially. The day will include:

  • Founder’s Court main stage will be home to a full programme of music and drama for all to enjoy, culminating in a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus and Jerusalem by our whole community.
  • A full programme of sports throughout the afternoon, including a family tennis competition.
  • Picnic zones for each House to meet and socialise.

The school asks people to register in advance for numbers: Do so via Eventbrite.

Learn more at the School website 


Images from the 50th OH Dinner

Images taken at the 50th anniversary OH dinner held in London Charterhouse Sept 17th 2013


Images of Old Hodgsonites 73-76

Simon Perutz has kindly assembled stunning collections of images from his time at Charterhouse:

These are located on the photo sharing website Flickr in four libraries. There are all well worth a visit to gain a flavor of the House and School before the New Houses were in use.

Old Hodgsonites: 73-76

Plays at Charterhouse 73-76

School building and New Houses construction 73-76

People at Charterhouse 73-76

Enjoy and thanks to Simon.


OH Dinner 2013

A fantastic evening at The Charterhouse in the City of London to celebrate the 50th OH dinner.

This week we saw 78 people gather for the OH dinner held in the grand setting of the The Charterhouse.

The short AGM resulted in a change to the officers of the association:

Neil Harding (’79) is now Chairman, Simon Allen (’74) is Treasurer, Robin Ferguson (’75) remains Secretary, post of Auditor is not yet filled, Lord Wakeham remains President.

Full report and photographs to follow.

oh dinner



House Photographs from 1945 – 2010

Selection of  Hodgsonites House Photographs – care of Charterhouse archives.

Click to enlarge.


Old House Photographs

The school uncovered some great images of Hodgsonites in the old days.

These are three images from the 1870 and include the original architects plan for the house.

50th Anniversary Old Hodgsonites Dinner

was held at Old Charterhouse in London on Tuesday September 17th 2013.

See images from the evening.

Location and timing:

  • 5.30pm Chapel Service will be taking place (Optional)
  • 6.00pm -Historical Tour of the Old Charterhouse guided by the Master Charlie Hobson (Optional)
  • Reception 7.00pm – Great Chamber
  • AGM in the Great Chamber 7.30pm
  • 7.45pm – Dinner in the Old Library + after dinner drinks
  • 10.30pm Carriages

Sutton’s Hospital
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6AN

Hodgsonites History

Hodgsonites was founded by J T Hodgson in 1872 with just 4 boys in a property on the south side of Godalming High Street.

This meant a walk of a mile and a half up the hill to School for Chapel at 7.45am; they were allowed breakfast in Verites, but treated as outsiders. In 1873 the increased house population of ten boys were relieved to move to “The Hermitage” on Frith Hill Road, much closer to School.   In January 1874 a new home was ready for habitation but, as all the boys were of Under School age, some seniors were imported from other Houses.

The School bought the House in 1888.  The move to the present building, designed by the son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of the Memorial Chapel, took place in 1974 and was officially opened by the Queen in 1975.

In 1977 the Old Hodgsonites Mantlepiece from Old Charterhouse was reconstructed within the boundary wall opposite Central Dining Rooms.