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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 Griffiths.John@habsmonmouth.org is championing a number of special social events open 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 […]



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

FREE ADMISSION - OPEN TO ALL ALUMNI […]



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 […]



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 […]



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
https://www.rossinihayward.com/en/cd



OM London Dinner

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

Contact Steve Norris (OM85-92)
stevenorris@hotmail.co.uk / 07870 150 854 or 0115 878 0635
All OMs Welcome!
 

BOOK NOW

Where […]



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.

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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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

REGISTER NOW

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

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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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

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

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 […]



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 […]



OM Day 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018 Monmouth School from 11am
Contact Jamie Burn (OM74-78) 07748 844337 / jamieprior2003@yahoo.co.uk

OMs, Friends and Family and Staff... All Very Welcome!
It is with great pleasure that […]



Joint Alumni Henley Dinner 2018

Henley Dinner
Saturday 1st September 2018 Leander Club Henley RG9 2LP
7pm for 7.30pm
Special invitation open to all alumni of Monmouth Schools for Boys and Girls  – Partners Very Warmly […]



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, […]



OM Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in Award Winning Play

Not about Heroes is on at Monmouth Savoy Theatre

Thursday 21st September

19.30hrs

Tickets available now at Savoy Theatre

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

Fresh […]



FOMS Quiz and Curry Night

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

Friday 6th October

7pm

at the Pavilion Monmouth School

Cash Bar

Teams of […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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
PLEASE CONTACT STEVE DIRECTLY - ONLINE BOOKINGS HAVE NOW […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



OMs Training for Henley

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

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Victory ! OMs 1 – 0 Monmouth School 1st XI

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Christmas Day Service 10.30am

Service open to OMs. OGs, staff, visiting friends and families...all very warmly welcomed, Contact Cliff cr.swartz@habsmonmouth.org 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 […]



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

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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 https://twitter.com/BBCWalesSport/status/805862496875646978

 

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. […]



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, […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



OM Day 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017 Monmouth School from 11am
Contact Jamie Burn (OM74-78) 07748 844337 / jamieprior2003@yahoo.co.uk

OMs, Friends and Family and Staff... All Very Welcome!
Please join us on this special […]



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
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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 & […]



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 […]



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 […]



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

Agenda

OMC AGM […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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

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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]