King's Stories

2017 Fresher Dinner

Speech by Matthew Cook (Fresher) in response to a Toast to the Freshers by students. View here.

2016 ANZAC Day Address

Former Deputy Master, Richard Niessl spent 24 years as an officer within the Australian Army. Richard's ANZAC Day address can be viewed here.


2015 Anzac Day Address

Kingsman and Grandson of the late J A Robinson (Students' Club President 1914) addressed guests at the Centenary Anzac Day service, held on the newly opened Forecourt.
The address can be viewed here

Commemoration Dinner 2015

Former President of Council, The Hon Justice Martin Daubney delivered the Commemoration speech to invited guests, students and staff including the newly appointed President of Council Dr Brett Robinson and wife Amelia.

An extract can be viewed here.

Keith McDonald Court Opening Nov 2014 

Address by Margaret McDonald (Keith's daughter)

THE Letter ‘B’ comes to mind a great deal to me today...

We're here on a BASKETBALL court; the Australian national team for the sport are the BOOMERS; and Dad was born in BIGGENDEN!

The complete address can be viewed here


Needle-Free Vaccine Device Selected as Technology Pioneer

The company responsible for a revolutionary method of delivering vaccines using needle-free technology has been named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. The Nanopatch, invented by Old Collegian Professor Mark Kendall, seeks to replace traditional needle and syringe methods with a small patch that deliver vaccines painlessly. Click on the link for information on Professor Mark Kendall.

King's in Pink - John Maunder

King’s College successfully hosted a luncheon, King’s In Pink on Friday 11 October which raised over $3500 for QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute blood cancer research. Last December at 22 years of age, past Kingsman, John Maunder was diagnosed with a rare and incurable type of Hodgkins Lymphoma. 

This year King’s in Pink supported John’s amazing fundraising efforts.  Since his diagnosis, John has raised over $100,000 for blood cancer research. He was an inspiration at the event as he moved everyone through his personal story. 
Please click here to read a copy of John's speech.

Williams Lecture 2013 - Professor Peter Høj

Professor Peter Høj commenced as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland on 8 October 2012.

Prior to this appointment Professor Høj was Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of South Australia (2007-2012). Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2004-2007) and Managing Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, based in Adelaide (1997-2004).

The College was privileged to have Professor Høj deliver the 2013 Williams Lecture. Click on the link for a copy of his speech (6 August 2013).

Commemoration Dinner Address 2013 - Emeritus Professor Colin Power AO

The College held its annual Commemoration Dinner where Old Collegian Emeritus Professor Colin Power AO delivered his address titled "The Treasure Within Our Universities". Emeritus Professor Colin Power AO is an Old Collegian (1957-1959) and former Deputy Director-General of UNESCO (1999-2000) & Assistant Director-General for Education (1989-1998). To read his address please click on the link.

An ANZAC Tribute - Leonard Foote (1894-1947)

Thank you to Kingsmen, parents, Old Collegians and members of the community who attended the K.O.C.A. ANZAC Day Service on the College front lawn. It was a fitting tribute to all those who have served their country. Your presence was much appreciated. A sincere thanks to the Foote family who were in attendance. A tribute for Old Collegian and ANZAC Dr Leonard Hardwick Foote (1894-1947) was delivered by his grandson Tim Foote. Click on the link for a copy of this tribute to a very deserving Old Collegian.


An ANZAC Tribute - Arthur Moore Vaughan

Dr Michael Vaughan, Old Collegian and Fellow of King's College has kindly donated an article honoring his Grandfather, Arthur Moore Vaughan, a World War 1 veteran. King's College respectfully pays tribute to all ANZAC servicemen who sacrificed their lives for this country. Click on the link to read the tribute for Arthur Moore Vaughan.   



            Arthur Moore Vaughan