11 OCTOBER 2003, Page 38

Charterhouse blues

From Dirk van Heck Sir: I was saddened but unsurprised to read of Charterhouse's decision to sell off its unique museum (`The treason of the beaks', 4 October). As recently as 1990, all the boys certainly knew it existed, as we were shown round it when we arrived at the school. Flogging it is the act of an institution which has totally lost its grip on the distinction between money and value.

Dirk van Heck

London SW12