Category Archives: 2015 Archive

OMs return to pass on their ‘First Class’ knowledge

Oliver D Jones OM05-12 and Nick Wright OM05-12, who last summer scaled the impressive academic heights of Firsts in their History degrees from KCL and Cambridge respectively, returned to Monmouth School to present to the Agincourt Society (joint history society for Sixth Formers of both schools).

They regaled the current Sixth Form historians with accounts of their historical […]

Anyone for Golf… Fri 7th Oct Ross on Wye

Open invitation to any OMs interested in playing in the Welsh Public Schools Tournament Fri 7th Oct @ Ross on Wye Green fees £42, 2 course meal £13 Bacon roll & coffee on arrival £4.50 First tee booked from 10.20.

Pls email Sharon at - by Wednesday 14th September, thank you

Goodbye… Modern Languages & Geography Building

Over the summer the Modern Languages and Geography building was demolished - in preparation for new development opportunities at Monmouth School.

Thanks to Danny Nineham our School driver who took these pictures over the summer.

Modern Languages & Geography Building

Here we go....















Henley Dinner 2016

1956 1st IV OMs

Mike Mounsdon Presentation by OM Club President

Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the 1956 crew and Mike Mounsdon's last year of organising this event after 40 years a large party of OMs and their wives and guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Leander Club on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

The Old […]

OM Club Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 1st October at 10.00am in the Conference Room, Monmouth School.

Please follow these links for the supporting documents


OMC AGM Agenda 161001

Proposed Officer List

AGM Officers 2016

Previous Minutes

OMC AGM Minutes 151107

The AGM will be immediately followed by the OMC Executive Committee […]

U21 Cronk Cunis – OM Rugby

Cronk Cunis Festival 2016 - Bank Holiday August
Very well done to OMRFC for reaching the Quarterfinals of the Cronk-Cunis Cup today, losing to eventual winners Hampton. A huge thank you to Jack Aldous-Fountain for organising the OMs and taking part, contact

OM DAY – THANK YOU to all our OMs and Friends

Thank You to all OMs and friends who joined us for OM Day on Saturday 25th June - the whole event was very successful even the impromptu karaoke!!
We had over 120 OMs join us for lunch with age rangers from 93yrs to 18yrs.

Guests enjoyed a hot and cold stand up buffet with free drinks […]

OMs Awarded OBE in Birthday Honours

Congratulations to OM David Hitchcock OM 74-81 (left) who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to The Gurkha Welfare Trust and to the community in Wales and to Simon Cartmell OM 71-78 (right)who received it for services to Healthcare Business Services.

Jordan Wong OM 10-15 Gives Concert for Cancer Charity

Jordan, Organ Scholar of Jesus College Cambridge, will give a recital of organ works by Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, Bach and Howells in the St. Mary’s Monmouth on Thursday 7th July. Jordan, who comes from Hong Kong and spent five years studying at Monmouth School, will give the recital to help raise money for
Kids Cancer Charity. […]

OM Shooting Success

Colin Waldron OM 65-72, Captain of the OM Shooting Club, reports some excellent news - after many years of waiting the OMs are in the medals for this year’s Fletcher Cup with a score of 480 ex 500 we have been awarded 3rd Bronze medals.

Well done the A team!

The B team were placed 11th ex […]

Will Underwood OM Awarded Scholarship to St John’s

Huge congratulations to Will Underwood OM08-15 who has been awarded a Choral Scholarship to sing in the choir of St. John’s College, Oxford, where he studies Mathematics.

Will is pictured here performing at the HMSSO concert in the  Lent term, 2015, where he played lead violin in Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Paul Hunt, Head of Strings – Concert Fri 8th July 7pm School Chapel

Paul Hunt concert Poster Monmouth School’s retiring Head of Strings, Paul Hunt, will be joined in a programme of music for violin and piano in Monmouth School Chapel on Friday 8th July at 7pm.

Paul, a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and a professional player, has taught at Monmouth School for 33 years […]

John Hartland Rowing Coach 1964-1994

Nick Hartland's (OM73-80) sister Kate Callaghan, head of Habs rowing, is running the Swansea Half Marathon later this month in aid of the Alzheimer's Society for their father John Hartland ex Rowing Coach Monmouth School.
As well as being Master in Charge of rowing at Monmouth School for 30 years from 1964 to 1994, he […]

Richard Parks OM88-95 Forced to Abandon Expedition

Our Welsh adventurer Richard OM said he was forced to abandon his expedition of Mount Everest after a blood test revealed he was a "ticking time bomb".

38 year old Richard was attempting to become the first person to take blood and muscle samples at the summit to investigate the effects of altitude.

But after reaching Camp […]

Hallom Amos OM06-13 to Face All Blacks

Wales wing Hallam Amos OM is busy preparing to tackle New Zealand next month with Warren Gatland’s senior squad.

But the Newport Gwent Dragons star, who is studying medicine alongside his rugby career, took some time to take a trip down memory lane and meet up with the Wales Under-20 squad who were training down at […]

Rob Mosley OM07-14 GB Softball Player

The annual GB Challenge Tournament took place on Saturday 16 April at Farnham Park as 38 players from the GB Slowpitch pool played to convince coaches that they are ready for selection.

Rob Mosley OM was selected to play for the GB Reds who went on to win the event with a crushing mercy rule […]

Monmouth Literary Festival

All three secondary Schools in Monmouth invite you to join them for the Monmouth Literary Festival.

Tuesday 21st June

Michael Morpurgo 6pm at The Savoy Theatre


Wednesday 22nd June

Carol Ann Duffy and friends 7.30pm The Savoy Theatre


River Wye Swim

Why not come along on Sunday 15th May and join us for an exceptional event..  swimming in the river Wye?!

Short 1km course (£10pp) or Long 2km course (£15pp).

All proceeds to go towards The Childrens Society Charity.

Donations to the charity for tea and cake after the event.

Please follow this LINK for the Entry […]

CCF, Monmouth School Invitation

Tall Ship Sailing Opportunity for Disabled Persons

OMs are invited to express their interest in this Tall Ship Sailing Opportunity for Disabled Persons if they are registered with a physical disability - could be from wheelchair bound, a hip or knee replacement, hearing issues or sight impairment.

Or alternatively do you know any disabled person who […]

Gwil Hughes OM03-10 Welsh Artist Exhibition

Gwil Hughes OM03-10 is a young Welsh artist based in London. On the 16th and 17th of April 2016, Gwil exhibited a series of paintings and drawings completed over the last two years. The exhibition took place at Creation Box London, part of Make Space Studios, near Waterloo station.

With a practice focusing mainly on painting, […]

Tony Kear OM Cricket Umpire Marathon Runner

Tony Kear OM78-85 is running the London Marathon in his traditional umpiring attire on Sunday in aid of St David's Hospice.

"2013 was, I said, to be my last VLM after achieving on the 5th attempt my sub 4 hr goal .....but having lost 2 good friends to cancer over the winter and who were […]

Have a laugh with the Victor Meldrew of sport…OM Martin Johnson

Please join Martin Johnson OM64-68 at Rossiter Books, Ross on Wye on Tuesday 15th March 7pm

Martin has covered sporting events all over the world, from Formula One in Kuala Lumpur, cricket and tennis in Australia, and even boozing in Cairo.

Sounds like a nice job? You must be joking. Get the true story from Martin Johnson […]

OM Newsletter Request – Deadline 15th March 2016

Please email your pictures and news articles to be included in the next issue of the
OM Newsletter to Sharon
by 15th March 2016. THANK YOU
Please Update your Contact Address & Email to ensure your receipt of this publication at


Chris ‘Kit’ Orton OM Star Lead in A Story of Tom Jones

'Kit' Christopher J Orton OM94-01 will star as Tom Jones in a new musical story of his life.

Kit will tour the UK with the musical, which kicks off with shows at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this week from March 7 to 12.

While at Monmouth School, Kit took part in productions at […]

Cambridge 2016 Lightweight Boat Race 19th March

Cambridge University LRC are pleased to announce the crew for the 2016 Lightweight Boat Race on 19th March!

Well Done Jamie Brown OM08-15!

Link to OMBC Facebook Page

1955 Joiners Reunion Monmouth School

A wonderful turnout of over 50 Old Monmothians returned to their alma mater for a beautiful day in the sun on Saturday 26th September. The 'boys' were welcomed with tea and coffee in the new William Jones building to be escorted on School Tours from current students at Monmouth School followed by lunch in the […]