List of Old Carthusians

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The following are notable Old Carthusians, who are former pupils of Charterhouse School (founded in 1611).

Born in the 17th century[edit]

Co-founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams
Mathematician Isaac Barrow

Born in the 18th century[edit]

Founder of Methodism John Wesley
Attorney General and Lord Chief Justice Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough
President of the Royal Society William Hyde Wollaston
President of the Royal Society Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet

Born in the 19th century[edit]

Attorney General, Master of the Rolls and Lord Chief Justice Richard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone
Founder of the Scout Movement Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
Attorney General and Master of the Rolls Ernest Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth
Chief of the Imperial General Staff Field Marshal Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd
First Secretary-General of NATO General Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay

Born in the 20th century[edit]

Television presenter David Dimbleby
Television presenter Jonathan Dimbleby
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
Independent MP Douglas Carswell

Fictional Old Carthusians[edit]


  1. ^ John Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, p. 20
  2. ^ Nipper Pinching Profile on
  3. ^ a b c d e Rebecca Camber (2012-03-25). "Charterhouse pupil 'filmed boys in shower': Teen arrested at £30,000-a-year school | Mail Online". Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Hero from a forsaken generation". Herald Scotland. 21 July 2008. 
  5. ^