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Otto Maciąg Centenary Celebration Art Exhibition

Otto Maciąg was Art Master at Monmouth School from 1947 to 1978. An Art Exhibition was held at the Shire Hall Monmouth in recognition of his work, his lasting influence on his students and his legacy to art at Monmouth.

Huge thanks to all those involved with this Exhibition, in particular David Evans OM and […]

Rossini Hayward OM 1993-2000 Releases Solo CD

Rossini Hayward OM 1993-2000 has just released his first Solo CD called "Pieces of Mind (Classical Guitar Compositions and Arrangements)"

Please visit his website

OM London Dinner

OMC London Dinner 7pm Friday 16th November 2018, Habs Hall

Contact Steve Norris (OM85-92) / 07870 150 854 or 0115 878 0635
All OMs Welcome!


Where Haberdashers Hall, London, EC1A 9HQ
When Friday 16th Nov 7 for 7.30pm
What Champagne Reception, 3 Course Dinner & Coffee
CASH BAR available
Cost £55pp

Pure genius from Lewis Oliva OM 03 – 10

TRAINEE doctor Lewis Oliva stormed to cycling silver at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast – and then thanked his local student pub for keeping him supplied with Guinness.

Lewis Oliva OM 03 - 10 produced a storming last lap in the keirin final to hurl himself from the back of the pack into the […]

MB Cricketers shine in memorable tour to Sri Lanka

TALENTED players from Llanarth and Abergavenny cricket clubs impressed on a memorable tour to Sri Lanka.

Llanarth pair Hugo Caldicott and Zac Williams, and Abergavenny’s Eoin Shackleton were part of Monmouth School for Boys’ hugely successful pre-season tour.

Abergavenny batsman Andy Jones, the Master in Charge of Cricket at Monmouth School for Boys, praised his […]

Exhilarating Himalayas expedition for William Harper OM 05 – 12

Measuring the debilitating effects of high altitude on sleep and appetite has taken an Old Monmothian to the highest mountain in the world.

William Harper OM 05 - 12 worked alongside doctors and the local hospital during an exhilarating three-week expedition in the Himalayas.

The University of Warwick student carried out research on climbers heading […]

Andrew Henley OM02 – 09 Talented tenor presents A Midsummer’s Opera Gala

A talented tenor, whose first proper singing commitment was with The Grange’s choir, will be presenting an evening of great operatic arias and choruses in Monmouth this summer.

Andrew Henley OM02 - 09 is bringing his National Opera Studio (NOS) class to the Blake Theatre on Saturday 30th June from 7.30pm.

Artists from the NOS […]

Dr James Pettit OM 1987 – 1992 – Funeral Service

Dr James Pettit OM 1987 – 1992
Funeral Service
We are very sorry to announce Dr James David Pettit suddenly died on 16th March 2018, aged 44 years.

Beloved husband of Amanda and wonderful father to Jack.
Funeral service at
Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby, East Yorkshire, HU10 6DS,
on Wednesday 4th April at 2.30pm.
Donations in lieu […]

Colin Brace OBE – Celebration of Life, Bryn Meadows 1pm Friday 9th March

Friends and family have paid tribute to the popular chairman of Newport-based Brace’s Bakery, who has died after a short illness, aged 96.

Colin Brace OBE, a former Monmouth School for Boys’ pupil, was chairman of the family bakery business and the grandson of the founder.

He had worked for the business since the end […]

The Wales star England tried to lure away

He was one of the break-out stars of Wales’s recent autumn series, a player who saw more minutes of rugby than anyone else in Warren Gatland’s squad and made a significant impact.

Hallam Amos figured in every game and featured on the field for 256 minutes, scoring tries against Australia and Georgia and setting up […]

Weirhead Boarding House Re-Opening

Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster and Mr David Hope, Housemaster invite you to
the re-opening of Weirhead boarding house at Monmouth School for Boys
by Master of the Haberdashers Mr Sheridan Swallow
Saturday 24th March
11.30-12.15hrs Coffee & Tours
12.30hrs Weirhead Grand Opening followed by
LUNCH in the Conference room, William Jones Building

Donald Spencer OM 38-43 Nominated for Pride of Gwent Community Hero Award

A MAN who has dedicated his life to his county has been nominated for a Pride of Gwent Award.

Described as the centre of his community, 90-year-old Donald Spencer has been nominated for the Pride of Gwent Community Hero Award, which is sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

Originally from Llanover, Mr Spencer was a dairy […]

Rowing Friendly – Town vs Gown – So Close Rematch Called!

Saturday afternoon featured a hotly contested town v gown fixture down on the river.
The race was between a senior heavyweight eight from the School Rowing Club and Monmouth Rowing Club senior men’s eight.
After several miles of gruelling side-by-side work, the town club proved marginally faster than the School eight, but there was not a lot in it […]

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

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

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

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, 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

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 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 […]

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

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 his birth, there will be an exhibition in Shire Hall featuring aspects of his life alongside examples of work by an eclectic mix of OM professional artists.
Open […]