Category Archives: Latest News

Henley Royal Regatta MSRC 150th

HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA  - Wednesday 3rd July and Saturday 6th July
In celebration of 150 years MSRC 1869-2019

Alumni of Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools, Partners, Friends & Family all warmly welcomed!
Henley Royal Regatta - Wednesday 3rd July 1pm & 4pm
Please come along and join the Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys, Dr Andrew Daniel […]

OM London Dinner

OMC London Dinner 7pm Friday 15th November 2019, Habs Hall

Contact Steve Norris (OM85-92) / 07870 150 854 or 0115 878 0635
Open to Old Monmothians of Monmouth School for Boys
With special guest speaker Rory Sutherland OM 77-84



Where Haberdashers Hall, London, EC1A 9HQ
When Friday 15th Nov 7 […]

Olympic Gold Medal Coach visits MSRC

Chepstow’s Robin Williams (far right), coach of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic champion women’s pair, took a session with (from left) Monmouth School rowers Ryan Baldwin, Antony Wright, Ben Emes, Cameron Michie, Joe Harrison, Robbie Prosser-Wrench, Jack Tottem (cox), Iwan Hadfield and Hamish Lawson

SCHOOL rowers warmed up for the National Schools championships […]

Peter Lednor OM 1961 – 1968 Publishes book on Innovation

Peter (Weirhead 1961-1968) has recently published his book on innovation, "How to be innovative: early stage innovation for scientists, technologists and others - from idea to Proof-of-Concept" .

The book covers conceptual frameworks, practical examples, and extensive literature references. Case studies of early stage innovation include examples from Albea, Avantium, General Electric, Municipality of Amsterdam, British […]

Henley Dinner 2019

Henley Dinner
Saturday 7th September 2019 Leander Club Henley RG9 2LP
7pm for 7.30pm
Special invitation open to all alumni of Monmouth Schools for Boys and Girls  – Partners & Friends Very Warmly Welcomed


3 Course Evening Dinner - Cash Bar available

Dress Code: Black Tie

Contact Jamie Oldroyd (OM 00-05) 07887 429787

Accommodation […]

James De Sousa Stayton OM (06-17) Notice of Funeral Service

Notice of Funeral Service
It was with enormous sadness that we have learnt about the death of James De Sousa Stayton, aged just 19, who attended Monmouth School from 2006 to 2017. He went on to read a degree in History at Queen Mary University of London.

Alumni of Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools and School Staff […]

Iain M Alexander OM 1956 – 1963

Mr Iain M Alexander OM 1956 – 1964
We are very sorry to announce Iain Alexander (1956-63) has died after a short illness at the age of 72.

A border in New House, Iain played rugby and cricket for the school. He took a degree at the London School of Economics and was a merchant […]

11am Sunday 11th November – Fallen for the Cause of the Free

To mark Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, British Rowing has encouraged rowing clubs to take part in Blades of Remembrance marking the moment of silence at 11am on Sunday, 11 November by standing in front of their clubs and displaying club blades as a mark of respect […]

Jeremy Lawlor OM 09 – 14 Scoops Top Cricket Award

Jeremy Lawlor OM scooped a top honour at Glamorgan County Cricket Club’s end-of-season awards.
The ex-Monmouth School for Boys’ ace was named Glamorgan’s Second team Player of the Year on Friday 28th September.

He received the award from Glamorgan second team coach Steve Watkin and Alastair Wilson, events director at Orchard.

Jeremy hit centuries against […]

A Soldier’s Life… 1914 and 2018

Captain Rick Longley OM 01 - 06 recently gave an excellent talk and demonstration to the Third Form.
The boys discovered the role of two local regiments in the Great War. They gained a vivid insight into the contributions of territorial soldiers from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers with those of the regular soldiers […]

Warren East OM Doctorate of Engineering from University of Bath

Warren East OM 1973 - 1980 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Engineering by the University of Bath in July 2018. Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of Rolls Royce Holdings plc having studied Engineering at the University of Oxford and later a Masters in Business Administration at Cranfield University.

Rolls-Royce is an important industrial collaborator for […]

2018 OMSC Captains Report

The OMSC has completed its 9th full year cycle with an AGM of The Club held on the veranda of the North London Rifle Club in true OM fashion on the evening of Ashburton Day, formal minutes of which are available separately. The health of The School & absent colleagues was toasted followed by the […]

150th Anniversary Celebrations MSRC

1969 OMs Row
Monmouth School Rowing Club 1869 celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019
Master in Charge of Rowing John Griffiths is championing a number of special social events open to Old Monmothians, Parents, Old Girls, friends and family.

In advance of celebrations in 2019 in recognition of 150 years Rowing at Monmouth School for Boys, […]

Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving Peter Nickells Staff 1966-1998

Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of Peter Nickells, Monmouth School Staff 1966 - 1998

After a short illness Peter Nickells sadly died age 81 in hospital on 30th August 2018.

Peter was a popular member of the Monmouth School Common Room from 1966 - 1998 ensuring the smooth running of the school from behind […]

Monmouth in Oxford

Save the Date - New Event - Old Monmothians in Oxford
Drinks Reception  7.00pm Saturday 13th October 2018

Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR


Perhaps you study or have studied in Oxford?

Or would like the opportunity to network in beautiful surroundings?

Then come to the […]

Pink Crocodile Tie Launched In advance of 150th Anniversary

In advance of celebrations in 2019 in recognition of 150 years Rowing at Monmouth School for Boys, the OM Club have re-launched the Pink Crocodile Tie.

The Pink Crocodile Club was instigated by MiC Rowing Phil Mathew in 1964 for a School 4+ to potentially represent Wales at the Serpentine Regatta. In 1965 The Crocodile […]

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

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 […]