22, September, 2023

OMRS 2024 Convention – Update – Some great news!

You have hopefully heard that the 2024 Convention will be in Milton Keynes on 14 September 2024 (more on this to follow soon).

We have had such a positive response from our members to the news that we have decided to spoil you: we are adding a VIRTUAL CONVENTION to our 2024 offering & this will be held on 10 February 2024 as a live event, with recordings also available for those who can’t be there on the day.

We are adding a Virtual Convention because not everyone can travel & because we want to reach a wider audience. We are also trying something new (a live event), to see how it works.

This is not an alternative to a physical convention – i.e., there are no plans to bin the latter, but we’ve some great volunteers with bags of energy so we are giving it a go!


Call for Exhibitors

Both conventions will allow members who want to, to exhibit part of their wonderful collection. We are giving six month’s notice for the virtual convention & a full year for the physical, as we know lots of work needs to go into these.

Physical Convention Exhibits: will be in person (i.e., bring it with you), on the day in Milton Keynes.

Virtual Convention Exhibits: will either be static, online display as in previous years or as live presentations - we will tell you how!”


What we need now!

If you are interested in Exhibiting in the first instance please email stating clearly whether you wish to exhibit at the VIRTUAL or the PHYSICAL convention & we will be in touch.

3, July, 2023

2024 OMRS Convention Update – Hold the date! 

The OMRS Committee are pleased to announce that the main convention will be on Saturday 14 September 2024. Planning is ongoing but the intention is to have some events on the evening of Friday 13th.

The convention will be at a venue in Milton Keynes with excellent road & rail links & ample FREE parking. It is in a dedicated conference centre with on-site accommodation for those who want it, (but there are a full range of other accommodation options). We are not giving out more venue details until we finalise some more arrangements.

A Convention sub committee has been formed chaired by Robert Coyle. There is a dedicated email

The convention committee are meeting with key stake holders in July. Further announcements are planned for September. We will also be looking for volunteers – you might have a key skill or you might just be prepared to turn up & help on the day – more details to come.

As we all know there is considerable inflation, particularly in food prices. Suppliers will not currently give firm quotes for a year in September hence why some matters are not yet finalised.

A full communication plan is envisaged including updates by Teams to all our Branch Chairs (including overseas branches), plus wider use of other forums.

Watch out for more updates.

23, June, 2023

Have a look in the "Members Wants" section, there are plenty of new adverts in there to view, you might even be able to help out with missing items.

Click to have a look around

15, June, 2023

Here is an update from the Ottawa branch in Canada.

The photograph is of the Ottawa Branch and is a good example of how our members don't just meet once a month. Every Friday about 6-10 members meet at a local restaurant for fellowship and medal talks. Several medals are usually circulated and opinions offered, all for Free! The picture was taken last Friday by Mike Willmets and provides a good overview of The Usual Suspects and it should come as no surprise that there is a hockey game on the TV screen above.

In case you're interested the fellows in the rear row, from Left to Right, are Steve Mackenzie, John Cameron, Jim Goderoy, Mike Willmets and Mark Reid. The closer row, from Left to Right, is Lindsay Drummond, Arnie Kay, Gary Campbell, Glen Hodgins.

22, April, 2023

Some of Northern branch members are hoping to visit North Wales by the end of the year and meet fellow medal collectors, the format will depend on numbers interested. Depending on location of responders the actual venue and site might vary but is most likely to be in the Llandudno area, on a Saturday afternoon out of season to avoid the traffic. Email if interested.

1, April, 2023

"Members Wants" is now live on the website, click the link in the banner above to check out the latest....

23, March, 2023

Members can now place and pay for their "Wants adverts" via the website. This can be done by selecting “Shop" and then the "Members Wants" option. Members can buy an insertion in the OMRS Journal of up to 500 characters in length for £.8.00 and up to 300 characters in length for £.5.00

6, March, 2023

Annually the OMRS prepares a Journal Index and these are available by year, except for the years 1973-2006 where one combined Index was prepared. Although all the journals are scanned and searchable, it is felt it to be of value to continue with preparing this index and making available digitally. If you wish to make use of this facility then please go to the Research Area and select Journal Indices 1973 to present.

5, March, 2023

The Northern Branch are planning to hold a mini convention on the 15th April 2023.

There is a 12.30 start with refreshments and parking at no charge, to be held at the Heald Green Village Hall, Outwood Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire. SK8 3JL Click here for details and directions to the hall -  Heald Green Village Hall 

It is planned to have medal dealers in attendance with an exhibition and a lecture to be given by Christopher Mellor-Hill.

It is planned to have a 4.30pm finish for the event.

Please respond to to avoid the £5 admission charge.

17, February, 2023

Here are the upcoming events for the next three months for OMRS members: 

If any members wish to have additional items added in to the 3 monthly list of future events can they email and it will be put forward for consideration. Listed below are the OMRS Branch Meetings that are taking place during the next 3 months:


9 February – Ottawa Branch meeting
11 February – Northern Branch meeting
12 February – East Anglia and New Zealand Branch meetings
13 February - Arizona branch meeting
16 February – Thames Valley branch meeting
20 February – Surrey Branch meeting
28 February – Sussex Branch meeting


4th – Northern and Scottish Branch meetings
9th – Cotswolds and Ottawa Branch meetings
11th – Arizona Branch meeting
12th – East Anglia Branch meeting
14th - Kent Branch Meeting
15th – Hong Kong Branch meeting
16th – Thames Valley Branch meeting
20th – Surrey Branch meeting
26th – Miniatures Branch meeting
27th – London Branch meeting
28th – Sussex Branch meeting


1st – Scottish Branch meeting
2nd – New Zealand Branch meeting
8th – Arizona Branch meeting
11th - Kent Branch Meeting
13th – Cotswolds and Ottawa Branch meetings.
15th – Northern Branch meeting
16th – East Anglia and Ribbons Branch meetings
17th – Surrey Branch meeting
19th – Hong Kong Branch meeting
20th – Thames Valley Branch meeting
24th – London Branch meeting
25th – Sussex Branch meeting

For further details of Branch Meetings and any talks they may be holding please go here: -