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OM Day 2019

Saturday 22nd June 2019 Monmouth School from 11am
Contact Jamie Burn (OM74-78) 07748 844337 /

OMs, Friends and Family and Staff... All Very Welcome!
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Old Monmothian Day on Saturday 22nd June 2019. We are keen to welcome OMs, and their friends and family, who wish to […]

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 […]

In Conversation With… Rory Sutherland OM 77-84

Rory will be interviewed by Richard Booth OM 80-87 from 6pm on 30th April 2018 at Habs Hall, London


Drinks from 6pm, 6.30pm start - Open to All

Rory is ViceChairman of OgilvyChange. Before this he was copywriter and creative director of Ogilvy for over 20 years. He is an amusing regular columnist […]

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

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 […]

Joint Alumni Cardiff Dinner Fri 9th March 2018

Cardiff Dinner
Special invitation to all alumni of Monmouth Schools for Boys and Girls  - Partners Very Warmly Welcomed
Friday 9th March
7 for 7.30pm
Cardiff & County Club
Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1DA
3 Course Meal with Cash Bar £35pp
Online bookings now closed -please contact Abhi directly
£35pp, book online or alternatively cheques payable […]

FOMS Christmas Fair

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

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

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 […]

Invitation for 1957 OM Leavers and OMs of Similar Vintage!

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 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 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

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

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

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 […]

Warren East OM Receives Fellowship from Royal Society

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 […]

OMC London Dinner 2017

On Friday 17th November Old Monmothians from across multiple decades will gather for the annual London Dinner
Very kindly hosted by Haberdashers' Hall

Call Steve on 07870 150854/

Early arrivals 6pm Bishops Finger pub (9-10 West Smithfield, EC1A 9JR) just along from the […]

Andrew Henley OM02-09 Sings with National Opera Studio

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 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

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

Or OM NEWS Online

Due to changes in the GDPR we need your EXPLICIT CONSENT to continue to contact you with OM News/ Sports/Social events... if you have not done so already please complete the online form NOW

Or if you […]

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, […]

Lewis Oliva OM03-10 to meet Commonwealth Baton at Monmouth

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".

Public Schools Veterans Competition & OMSC Annual Dinner

OMs and guests warmly welcomed to this particularly sociable event

Why not take a half day and see if you can still get a bullseye...

Public Schools Veterans Competition
Bisley – Century Range
Thursday 13th July 2017 – 16:00
And afterwards at the....
North London Rifle Club – Annual Dinner of OMSC

Monmouth School […]

James McGladdery OM03-10 visits Form 1 & 2 Boys

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 […]

OM Club & Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Explicit Consent

In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations by 2018 we need your EXPLICIT CONSENT by completing the CONTACT PERMISSION form to confirm that you are happy for us to carry on keeping in contact with you:

Inviting you to sporting and social events
Updating you about fundraising priorities and plans for the future

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 […]

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

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 Day 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017 Monmouth School from 11am
Contact Jamie Burn (OM74-78) 07748 844337 /

OMs, Friends and Family and Staff... All Very Welcome!
Please join us on this special day - It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Old Monmothian Day on Saturday 24th June 2017. We are keen to welcome […]

Cardiff Dinner 20th Jan 2017

Please Come Along and Join Our Guests 
from the School, including the Headmaster, the Head of School, and British Lions and Great Britain dual-code rugby legend, John Bevan
Friday 20th January
All OMs and Staff Welcome! BOOK NOW  online
£35 per person (Monmouth School Staff 50% Discount) 7.00pm for 7.30pm Friday 20th Jan 2017, Cardiff & County […]

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 […]

School Challenge Dinner & Quiz

OMs and partners welcome
To celebrate the

80th Birthday of Gordon Woods ex Monmouth School staff 1977-1997

and  MiC of the Schools Challenge quiz teams

Where: East India Club 16 St. James's Square London SW1Y 4LH

When: Friday 18th November 2016

Price: £30pp

Includes Buffet style dinner and a Quiz as part of Gordon Woods […]

Careers Convention 2016

A huge Thank You
to OMs who were able to help pupils at the Careers Convention,
held at The Blake Theatre organised by Gareth Dunn Head of Careers at Monmouth School.
If any OMs wish to help students by offering Career Advice please
and update your profile (section 7 and 8) […]

OM Musicians at Oxbridge

Director of Music David Lawson caught up with some OM Musicians at Oxbridge... Nick Wright OM05-12 is Vice-President of the Cambridge Union and having gained a Double First from Trinity College Cambridge is now engaged on an MPhil at Peterhouse in International Relations after which he hopes to study Law at City University.
Ollie Hudson […]

OM Harri and 11 other pupils receive offers from Oxford & Cambridge

Congratulations to Harri Bell Thomas OM08-15 who has an unconditional offer from Cambridge to read Computer Science at Jesus.

Harri has been working as a fast jet Mission Systems Engineer at QinetiQ, a List-X defence contractor working with the MoD, designing and building various prototypes for systems and devices. As part of his role he has been […]

MSRC Dinner Invitation

You are invited to attend the MSRC Dinner 2016 - open to sixth form rowers, OMs and guests all very welcome.
Saturday 16th April, from 7pm til midnight
Crompton Suite, Bridges Centre Monmouth
The evening includes a champagne reception, three course meal, cash bar and guest speaker.

Dress Code: Formal

Tickets £35pp before 1st March […]

FOMS Fashion Show

The Friends of Monmouth School (FOMS) invite you to join them in support of the boys of the School to a
Fashion Show
Friday 26th February 2016
7.30pm Blake Theatre, Monmouth
Tickets £20.00 includes glass of fizz and a light supper email Fiona Powell at or phone 07815 151285.

Tickets also available from Mono, the […]

OM Drinks at The Punch House Sat 23rd Jan

OMs and friends all welcome to join Tony Jones and his 1967 boys at The Punch House, Monmouth from 7.30pm Saturday 23rd January.

Go On why not come along for a 'catch-up' drink

Contact Tony on

Terry Jones OM85-93 new Director General of NFU

Old Monmothian Terry Jones will take up the role in April 2016 and has a strong background in farming and food having previously worked in the NFU from 2002 until 2011. Terry left the NFU to be appointed Director of Communications at the Food and Drink Federation and has most recently served as Director General […]

‘Sox’ Passes Away at Grand old age of 102… a magnificent century…

A L Sockett -known to his colleagues as ‘Sox’, passed away on 3rd January aged 102.

Algi was born in March 1913 and was a master at Monmouth School from 1950 to 1978, latterly as Head of Classics.

In March 2013, Sox celebrated his 100th birthday at a celebratory lunch at Monmouth School, impressing people […]

OM Henley Dinner

Lets celebrate 130th Anniversary of The Old Monmothian Club 1886-2016


All OMs family and friends are warmly invited to attend the Henley Dinner in celebration of 130 year anniversary of the Old Monmothian Club 1886-2016
Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the 1956 crew and Mike's last year of organising this event after 40 years


OM Day 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016 Monmouth School from 11am
Contact Jamie Burn (OM74-78) 07748 844337 /

Mr Bevan with his boys


OMs, Friends and Family and Staff... All Very Welcome!
Headmasters Invitation
"It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Old Monmothian Day on Saturday 25th June 2016. We are keen to welcome […]

MSRC Race Night

MSRC Phil Mathew Winners

MSRC Race Night Friday 4th Dec from 7pm sports pavilion
Can you join us?.. Tickets £7 Adults / U18 £5 includes supper.

Please help us raise funds for rowing..

contact or

sponsor a race to help fund those blades, riggers, boats, boys!