Past Events & Reunions
The Smell of School
They say that smell is one of the most powerful stimulants known to man, or in this case boy or girl. One whiff of a damp towel and you may be whisked back 30 or more years to a cold Monday afternoon in winter and the smell of the downstairs changing rooms after rugby practise. Sweaty socks remind me of the gym while eggy smells remind me of the science block. Different parts of Moseley had their own smell, cabbage of course near the dinning hall, strangely enough polo mints for the woodwork room, rubber in the Latin room (what did Doc Martin get up to in there?), poster paints for Art and so on.
Part of The Moseleian Associations remit is to organise reunions and social event to take former pupils and staff back to those sights, sounds and smells. Since reforming in 1995 there have been a number of highly successfully events organised by the association including...
- A reunion to help raise money and awareness to save Spring Hill College from demolition
- A series of Jazz Nights
- Various decade based reunions for 1950's/60's/70's/80's students
- An event to mark the 80th birthday of Moseley School in 2003
- A weekend event and outdoor evening prom concert in 2007 to mark the 150th anniversary of Spring Hill College
- A Reunion event to mark the 50th Anniversary or Moseley Modern School
- Live BBC Radio 4 Broadcast of Any Questions
- A Reunion for former College Road Senior School students in 2008
- A 'Farewell' Reunion in 2011 to mark the imminent demolition of the College Road building
Heritage Open Day
Moseley's 80th Birthday 2003
Act of Remembrance 2010
Reviving the 70's 2001
Any Questions 2007
John Angell James Blue Plaque Unveiling 2009
Tolkein Weekend 2005
5KM Road Run 2007
The Ultimate 80's Reunion
Evening Proms Concert
It is with great sadness that we report John (Dad!) Roberts (Metalwork) passed away on 26th November 2013. John taught at Moseley Modern then Moseley School from 1970-96, retiring as Head of CDT. He was a very special and lovely man - one of those one offs, it's a privilege to have known and worked with. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th December. Should you wish to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Cobb has been elected Chairman of the Moseleians Association and we wish him every success in his new role.
A memorial mosaic which replaces a doorway left 'hanging' by recent building works and funded by the bequest of David Marks, who was a pupil at Moseley from 1948 to 1953, has been unveiled.
This years accounts are available to download from the member's area. The member's area password can be found on the back page of the Gazette.
Our YouTube channel has now had over 1850 hits
The next Moseleians committee meeting is at 5.30pm on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Venue - Moseley School. Members wishing to attend should contact the secretary
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy, officially opened Moseley School's new wing on 30th June 2013.
Gazette Issue 36
The Autumn 2013 Gazette is now available to download from the members area
Please send your articles, comments, photo's and emails for the next edition to email@example.com
Copy deadlines are: Spring edition March 1st and Autumn edition September 1st
for distribution 4/5 weeks later.
The ancient heart of the school, Spring Hill College, has benefitted greatly from almost £4 million pounds of refurbishment.
The school has now reorganised into eight 'Houses', the names of which are based on the original eight Oxford colleges
Hundreds of Photographs featuring the building work at Moseley are available to view on our facebook page.
The current Members Area password can be found on the back page of the Gazette.
You can now sign up online for our occasional newsletters, keeping you in touch with special events and reunions. more..