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Hallam Amos OM06-13 picked for Wales’ Six Nations campaign


Hallam Amos scores for Wales against Australia

Hallam Amos OM 06-13 has been picked in Wales’ 39-man squad for their NatWest Six Nations campaign.

Hallam, a former Head Boy, had an impressive autumn series for Wales, notching tries against Australia and Georgia and setting up scores against New Zealand and South Africa.

The 23-year-old has 15 […]

Celebrating Bob Blake’s (OM 38-46) 90th Birthday

Bobs 90th

One of Monmouth School for Boys’ biggest supporters, Bob Blake (OM 38-46), celebrated his 90th birthday on 6th January 2018.

Second Master at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman, and Development Director, Mrs Clare Anning, paid a special visit to the home of the Old Monmothian.

With Mr Blake’s tremendous support, the school hall was […]

CCF Master Ken Lindon joins 50 Mile Veterans March

Light Infantry

In June 2018 Ken Lindon - CCF Master, will join 50 veterans, walking 50 miles cross country from Hereford to Shrewsbury to raise money for veterans charities.

As a welfare officer working with veterans Ken witnesses first-hand how much support these smaller charities give to the veterans, their wives and families.

Please help support Ken raise funds and visit his […]

Lewis Oliva OM03-10 wins Silver in World Cup Cycling

Oliva Lewis 2017

BRITISH champion cyclist Lewis Oliva produced his best-ever World Cup result to win silver in Canada.

The 25-year-old former Monmouth School pupil came second in his keirin heat to Canada’s Hugo Barrette in the fastest qualifier, before grabbing the third qualifying place in the semi-final from Czech rider Pavel Keleman.

Oliva then produced a stunning […]

Rhodri Thomas OM 01-08 receives Dentistry Award

Rhodri-Thomas OM

Rhodri Thomas, from Lodge Dental in Abergavenny, was recognised for his outstanding talent at the 2017 Dentistry Awards.

Dr Thomas, 27, was crowned the Best Young Dentist at last year’s Private Dentistry Awards and selected by Dentistry Magazine as a Leader of the Future.

Dr Thomas, who believes attending Monmouth School for Boys played an […]

Sam Troughton OM 05-10 aids Cambridge Varsity Victory


Sam Troughton OM 05-10 was part of Cambridge University’s squad for their hard-fought 20-10 victory in the 136th Men’s Varsity Match against Oxford University at Twickenham.

Cardiff-born Sam came on as a late replacement for lock Nick Koster and was on the field when the final whistle was blown.

Sam played prop for Monmouth School for Boys’ […]

Ben Curtis OM 96-03 Paddington Bear Design for M&S

Ben Curtis OM

ONE of the design brains behind the Christmas windows at hundreds of Marks and Spencer stores across the country is a Forester.

Ben Curtis OM 96-03, the head of brand creative at M&S, was brought up in Newnham and was a pupil at Monmouth School before training at Goldsmiths College in London.

This year former […]

Mike Richardson OM 05-12 Ultimate Frisbee GB Selection


Ultimate Frisbee Action

Congratulations to Mike Richardson OM 05-12, who has been selected by UKU as a member of the GB U24 Men's roster for the World Under 24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, Australia from 7th-13th January 2018.

Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport enjoyed by millions of players the world over... there are no referees and it’s […]

Vicar Post for Sam Korn OM00-07

Sam Korn Vicar

SAM Korn OM 2000 - 2007, server at St Mary’s Church, Monmouth, has been installed as the Vicar of Aintree by the Bishop of Liverpool at a service in his new church last month.

Sam grew up in the Forest of Dean and Monmouth. After sitting his A-levels at Monmouth School, Sam studied theology as […]

OMs Enjoy London Dinner with Special Guest Richard Parks 88-95

London Dinner 2017

Our thanks to all the Old Monmothians who joined Steve Norris and Richard Parks for the 2017 London Dinner, very kindly hosted by Haberdashers’ Hall
Hope to see you again next year!

Early Start... or Late Finish!

Steve Norris OM 85 - 92

Richard Parks Extreme Environment Athlete

Ray Blight OM Club President, with […]

FOMS Christmas Fair


FOMS Christmas Fair
The Blake, Monmouth
Saturday 2nd December
11am - 2.30pm
Festive Stalls, Carol Singing, School Band and Father Christmas!

Love Actually web

Invitation from Kevin Thomas High Sheriff of Gwent
Love Actually - for one night only

Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Saturday 2nd December 2017 @ 5pm

in aid of the Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund

£10 pp Tickets from Savoy Theatre Box Office 01600 772467 or Kevin email

Please come along to this one-off screening of […]

1957 Boys in Monmouth

Wally Wallis & David Evans web

John Pearman 50-56, David Evans 51-57, David Hancocks 51-57, Wally Wallis 51-56, Roger Powell 51-57 (Left to Right)

David Hancocks, Roger Powell & John Pearman

Roger Powell and John Pearman

Wally Wallis & David Evans

Our thanks to David Evans 51-57 who initiated this informal gathering in Monmouth and John Pearman 50-56 as OM Club […]

Meet England & County Cricketers with Steve James OM Monday 16th Oct at Monmouth School

Cricket Scoreboard8

ENGLAND and county cricketers will be pedalling through Wyedean on Monday (October 16) as part of a five-day 350-mile charity bike ride.

Ashes winner Geraint Jones will be returning to his roots, having started his career in England at Lydney Cricket Club, alongside ex-Glamorgan and Forest-raised batsman Steve James OM 78-85.

And the cricketers, including […]

Invitation for 1957 OM Leavers and OMs of Similar Vintage!

MS 1951 web

Invitation for 1957 OM Leavers and OMs of similar vintage

OMs, friends and family very welcome to join David Evans OM 51-57 for informal drinks on
Tuesday 17th October from 6pm
Estero UPSTAIRS LOUNGE, Commerce House 95-97 Monnow Street Monmouth NP25 3PS
Interested parties so far include...

Roger Atkins (49-57)

Mike Burge (50-57)

Nigel Burge (50-56)

David […]

OM Jim Hartland Storm Battered in Florida

Jim Hartland

Jim Hartland OM 80-87 has emerged from his storm-battered home to start the clear-up operation after sitting through the biggest recorded hurricane to hit America’s mainland.
World medal rower Jim Hartland, whose parents, brother Nick and sister Kate live in Monmouth, said: “It was like a freight train going right past your window. It was pretty scary sitting […]

OM Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in Award Winning Play

Not about heroes web

Not about Heroes is on at Monmouth Savoy Theatre

Thursday 21st September


Tickets available now at Savoy Theatre

See Old Monmothian, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in this award winning play.

Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, the play is now embarking on a UK tour before heading to New York in December.

FOMS Quiz and Curry Night

FOMS Quiz & Curry 2017 web

Come and scratch your head - get some fellow OMs, friends and family together and join us

Friday 6th October


at the Pavilion Monmouth School

Cash Bar

Teams of 8 or just come along

Tickets £10 incl Curry supper

available from Fi Powell email

Commonwealth Queens Baton Relay

Lewis Oliva Queens Baton 2017 web

GB Cyclist Lewis Oliva OM 03-10 carries the Queen's Baton Relay on the first lap around Monmouth playing field.
The relay around a 400m circuit was part of a worldwide tour of the baton ahead of Australia’s Gold Coast Games next year, and visited Monmouth School as part of its week-long journey through Wales.
Contained […]

Monmouth boys July Bicycle Challenge – RAID Pyrenean

Adam Hart Bicycle Challenge

In July 2017,  three Monmouth School 6.I boys - Adam Lucas P and Lucas W – are planning to undertake a major bicycle challenge, to ride the length of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, to raise money for charity.
The ride, known as the ‘Raid Pyrenean’ follows a historic route traversing […]

OMBC Henley Royal Regatta 2017


Open invitation to friends, family and OMs to join the
Headmaster for drinks and refreshments from 12 noon at the Monmouth School gazebo, pitched at the Henley Cricket Club on Wednesday 28th June.
Come along for a special day out to give as much support as possible from the bank for the OMBC IM 4- […]

OMBC Training for Henley Royal Regatta – Join Us on the Bank!

OMBC Ross Regatta 2015 Pointless 8s winners web

OMBC are currently hoping to enter and race a crew at Henley this year on the 28th June.
It would be great to get as much support as possible on the bank!
The 'boys' will be racing a crew at Monmouth Regatta 27th 28th May where OMs are gathering for a reunion supported by the OM Club

Warren East OM Receives Fellowship from Royal Society

Warren East OM 73 80 web

Royal Society Fellowship for Warren East OM on 8th May 2017.
Warren East (Engineering, 1980), Chair of Wadham’s Development Council, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society. His appointment is one of 50 new Royal Society Fellowships in 2017. Warren is the second OM to be made a Fellow; the first being Sir […]

Art Exhibition Otto Maciąg 30th May – 5th June 2018

Otto Maciag web

Otto Maciąg was Art Master at Monmouth School from 1947 to 1978
Art exhibition
Shire Hall, Monmouth
Wednesday 30th May to Monday 5th June
To commemorate the centenary of Ottos birth in 2018
OM artists are invited to exhibit their work
If you are interested in participating please contact David Evans
Set up will be […]

Andrew Henley OM02-09 Sings with National Opera Studio

Andrew Henley OM 02 09

Andrew Henley OM 2002- 2009 who studied English at Exeter University and later opera singing for four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been contracted to the National Opera Studio for the upcoming season.
Andrew said: “I’ve been singing as long as I can remember. When I went to Monmouth I had […]

Classical Guitar Concert St Marys Priory Church

Rossini Bartolotti Hayward OM 93 00 web

Rossini Bartolotti-Hayward OM 1993 - 2000 Classical Guitarist
Rossini was born in 1981 in London. As a young child he was deaf and only gained the normal ability to hear at the age of five after many operations. Perhaps as a result of being denied sound in his early years he became immediately interested in music, […]

OM NEWS April 2017

OM NEWS Visual 16 (2) web

Just released OM NEWS 2017....
Click to view the pdf file OM News 2017 pdf

Or OM NEWS Online

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Calling OM Civil Engineers!


Design and Technology department would like to host the Institute of Civil Engineers “Bridge to Schools” and give the 1st form the chance to build a 17m long, 3m high version of the Second Severn Crossing as part of their summer term project.

Visit to watch the ICE’s video.

Using a model cable-stayed bridge, […]

OMs Training for Henley

Rowing OMs April 2017 web

Bit of ergo work for some of the OM Henley squad last week!

Who knows - seat races and trials this year?

Great to see such interest so far.

OM Tony Jones represents Wales in first O’ 65 International Football match

Football O65 web

Two Monmouth boys who first played football together in 1958 while pupils at Priory Street Boys school, were in what is believed to be the first over 65 international football match in the world, when Wales played England in Newport.

Tony Jones OM 60-67 is 67 as Fred Beach will be soon, none of the […]

Lewis Oliva OM03-10 to meet Commonwealth Baton at Monmouth

Queens Baton - Getty Images

Monmouth Stop for Commonwealth Games
The baton will travel across Wales over four days in September ahead of the Gold Coast games in April 2018.
Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games Wales chief executive, said the route would "give everyone that can't make it to the Gold Coast a chance to be involved in an unforgettable experience".

James McGladdery OM03-10 visits Form 1 & 2 Boys

James McGladdery OM

This week James McGladdery OM03-10 visited the 1st and 2nd form students to talk about Meningitis Research Foundation
He is running in The Original Marathon - the Athens Marathon in support of the Meningitis Research Foundation - Please help support James by donating at

Report from James
"During a week’s break from my PhD research at Loughborough […]

Victory ! OMs 1 – 0 Monmouth School 1st XI

OM Football 2017 web

THANK YOU to Andy Thomas OM06-11 for organising the OMs vs. Monmouth School Football match and his captaincy towards the first OM victory in 5 years!

Check out Frank's Arentz Photography Facebook page for some excellent Football Pictures

Match Report: Old Monmothians 1 – 0 Monmouth School 1st XI
The Old Monmothians turned up for this year’s fixture […]

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John Gwilliam OM: Wales Grand-Slam winning captain dies at 93


The Old Monmothian Club is greatly saddened to record the passing of John Gwilliam OM36-41, one of Monmouth School's greatest rugby players, and our most capped. John won 23 caps for Wales between 1947 and 1954, 13 of these as captain.
He led the 1940 unbeaten 1st XV before his distinguished first class and international […]

Christmas Day Service 10.30am


Service open to OMs. OGs, staff, visiting friends and families...all very warmly welcomed, Contact Cliff if you have any queries

Merry Christmas!

Do-de Moore OG59 – 65


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs Dorothy Moore, known affectionately as Do-de. A stalwart of HMSG,

Do-de joined the school as a day girl in Prosser House in 1959.  Having gained her teaching diploma at Bordesley College of Education, she graduated from the Open University with a degree in […]

OM Footballers Required! vs Mon Sch Sat 25th Feb


Calling Footballers  - the OMs vs. Monmouth School fixture is on

Saturday 25th February 2017

Kick off at 2:30pm,

Please contact Andy Thomas if you would like to play via OM Facebook Group

Message from Andy : '...thanks to everyone who has played over the years which I have organised, I'll will be looking to pass on the […]

Robin Williams OM72-77 Awarded Wales Sport Coach of the Year 2016


Our congratulations to Robin, we look forward to our coaching session!

Heather Stanning accepts Robin's Coach of the Year Award on his behalf


Source: BBC Wales Sport

Former Lion Bevan among the heroes toasted by Wales stars


FORMER Lions wing John Bevan was one of the figures lauded by Wales stars at final autumn Test against South Africa after helping Newport Gwent Dragons speedster Hallam Amos flourish. When Rob Howley's squad met up in October they were given the chance to nominate somebody who had made a difference to them, whether a […]

Message From OM Club President


Dear Old Monmothian
I am delighted to have been elected to be President of The Old Monmothian Club for a third time. Firstly may I pay tribute to my predecessor, Anu Mohindru who, with his quiet authority and wise counsel, has taken the Club forward again, particularly in terms of event attendance and enhanced communications […]

Race Night – NEW DATE Fri 24th Feb


Traditional Pull the Wooden Horse Race Night & Prize Draw - NEW DATE Friday 24th February
Please join us Friday 24h February from 7pm

The Sports Pavilion, Monmouth School

Adults £7/U18s £5

Raising funds for State of the Art COXING KIT

Contact Robin

Or please Sponsor a race, Donations welcome for raffle prizes - thank […]

Lewis Oliva OM 03-10 Wins Bronze at World Cycling


Welshmen Lewis Oliva and Sam Harrison take home bronze medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow this weekend 5th November 2016.

Lewis said: “I was unsure how my training was going in Newport, but I could see from the sprint qualifiers I was in good form. The legs were stinging a bit from […]

Monmouth School stalwart Colin Copestake has died


It is with sadness that Monmouth School and the Old Monmothian Club record the sudden passing of Colin Copestake (MCR 1962 – 1998).

Educated at Burton Grammar School, he won a Choral Award to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he studied Modern Languages. Appointed to teach French and Spanish at Monmouth School in 1962, […]

OM London Dinner 2016


On Friday 14th October Old Monmothians from 2016 leavers to 1948 gathered for the annual London Dinner very kindly hosted by Haberdashers' Hall.
For the 2016 OMs this is the first time leavers have attended a London dinner the same year they left the school.

A wonderful evening of fabulous food and company, a splendid event organised by Steve Norris OM 85-92.


Henry Toulouse (42-47) Memorial Service


The HEADMASTER and The PRESIDENT of THE OLD MONMOTHIAN CLUB cordially invite you to this Memorial Service on Saturday 3rd December starting at 12.45hrs in the School Chapel followed by light refreshments in the Hitchcock Pavilion from 13.30hrs
REGISTER NOW for Catering purposes or Please email tel Sharon 01600 710440 to confirm your attendance […]

OM Luc Jones 11-13 Signed up with Harlequins


Harlequins have signed former Newport Gwent Dragons scrum-half Luc Jones on a three-month deal.

The 22-year-old son of former Newport director of rugby Lyn Jones started his career with the Dragons