Category Archives: News Updates

Members website now available – can you contribute to it?

The OHA are pleased to announce the launch of the new part of our website for our Members.

Open for all, this section will be updated with the OHA archives as and when they are digitalised and ready for uploading. Members are also able to fill in a simple web form to update the OHA with contact details.

Do you have past newsletters, magazines or other memorabilia? The OHA is looking for contributors to help expand our online archive. Contact us at if you would like to get involved.

A message from the President

Matthew Hargreaves was elected President of the OHA for a two-year period in September 2011. He says: “The purpose of the OHA is to encourage social interaction amongst staff and pupils both past and present. We need to look to new forms of technology to support this interaction, whilst retaining our current methods of communication. The OHA will continue to support the school financially as well as offering its resources, including the experience and expertise of our members, for the benefit of pupils and the School.”

President: Matthew Hargreaves


Born in 1972, Matthew attended the William Hulme’s from 1982 to 1990 (Dalton House), obtained a BSc in Rivers and Rocks at Sheffield University. Involved in student houses in Sheffield, he then drifted into property in Manchester. Matthew travelled the world and then lived in Manchester city centre for a decade. Mediocrity and under-achievement followed in the field of Exhibitions. Now out in Knutsford with Holly, his wife, and two children: Monty (two years) and Florence (two weeks). Happy. No dog, no God: would quite like a dog.