Lecture on School's History

Politics, conflict, educational change and the Charterhouse School migration to Godalming

We are delighted that Catherine Smith, archivist at the School, will present an online lecture on behalf of The Charterhouse on Thursday 30 July at 7pm. Catherine will be taking a close look at the time the school at Charterhouse - first founded in 1611 - moved to new premises in Godalming in 1872, exploring the reasons for the move and the consequences for both the School and the almshouse. 

The lecture will raise funds for The Charterhouse charity as it navigates very challenging times during the pandemic. Payment is by donation and bookings can be made via the link below: 

Lecture on behalf of The Charterhouse | by Catherine Smith 

All attendees will be emailed with details of how to access the lecture (which will be hosted on Microsoft TEAMS) a day before the event. The lecture will also be recorded and available (on request) to those who cannot join on the date.

Catherine Smith grew up near Guildford, studied History at York University and trained as an archivist at Liverpool University. Her career has included archive work at USPG, the Royal Archives at Windsor, Canterbury Cathedral and Portsmouth Grammar School (where she was also recruited as a pastoral tutor and learning support assistant). She is married to Graham and has two children in their twenties and a Cairn terrier.

Catherine has been the Archivist at Charterhouse for 11 years, working to make the School’s history and cultural resources accessible and engaging, not only to the School community, but also to the wider public. She has overseen the digitisation of many of our key archives and the re-cataloguing and photographing of the Charterhouse museum collection. The archives have just been moved from their old home on Scholars’ Court to a shiny new store under Lecture Theatre. Catherine’s next challenge will be to archive the key data relating to the School community’s lockdown experiences.

For any enquiries please contact gabriella.swaffield@thecharterhouse.org