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21 February 2018 | by Sue Gaisford

Brothers in alms


Brothers in alms

 

In the Great Hall of the Tudor mansion that forms part of the London Charterhouse’s historic site, it is lunchtime. From the high and shadowy ceiling, three enormous chandeliers spread a beneficent golden glow upon the brothers, their guests and members of staff, who are all standing, awaiting Grace. ­The master begins, prefacing the prayer by saying that today is special: it is the centenary of the introduction of partial female suffrage, the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s accession – and the first anniversary of the master’s own appointment. As she remarks: “A good day for women.”

Ann Kenrick is the first woman to have been appointed Master in more than 400 years. 





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