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Shared Learning Project – Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Charterhouse is looking to Research the Lives of past Brothers

Shared Learning Project – Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

 This autumn the Charterhouse is looking to research the lives of past Brothers of the Charterhouse

 This project will seek to look to into the lives of past Brothers from the 17th and 18th century. Spanning a range of professions, from florists to lieutenants, the Charterhouse has admitted a striking list of intriguing personalities.

We are now looking to find out more about who these men were their personal records, career, family and where possible create a short biography for inclusion in our forthcoming Museum exhibit focused on the lives of present and past Brothers.

Over its long history, the Charterhouse has witnessed many of the events that have shaped our nation. The story begins in 1348 during the Black Death, when the land was used as a burial ground for victims of plague. In 1371, the Charterhouse was built – a Carthusian monastery, which flourished throughout the later medieval and early Tudor period.

The team will be working at the London Metropolitan Archives in Islington. Each member of the team will be required to attend regularly and devote time to meaningful research on the topic outside of the scheduled meetings.

Some research may also need to be carried out at the National Archives in Kew. The data collected will be inputted into a spreadsheet via an online form so basic competency in the use of PCs and the internet is essential.

If you enjoy research and like working as part of a group, but can also be motivated to work independently then this could be the SLP for you.

There will be a team of 12 plus a project leader. The project members will meet weekly from 14:00—16:00 on Wednesdays from 5 October 2016 to 7 December 2016 at the Charterhouse. There will be two additional meetings in January to prepare for, and showcase, our findings to a small, invited audience.


If you are interested in joining this project, please contact Linda Crook at for an application form by 1 September 2016

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