Our Floreat Semper Luncheons offer a wonderful opportunity to catch up with contemporaries across a range of year groups onsite at the College so you can continue to experience College life and connect with the College today. Each event includes a Chapel Service, along with performances by our talented students, and a luncheon attended by our senior students as well as a guest speaker.
This event will feature an Honours Tie Service for Dr John Matthews (School, 1949 – 1953) QSO.
Date: Wednesday 25 September
Time: Arrival from 10.45am outside the King’s College Chapel, prior to the Honours Tie Service at 11.00am. This is followed by lunch in the Old Collegians’ Pavilion (expected finish time of 3.00pm)
Location: King’s College Chapel and Old Collegians’ Pavilion
Price: $60 for a single ticket or $115 for a double ticket
This invitation is open to all Floreat Semper members, their spouse or partner, and to King's College contemporaries whom you think would enjoy the occasion.
Membership to the Floreat Semper Fellowship is open to Old Collegians, former King’s College staff members and their spouses or partners and former parents who are 70 years and over. A small lifetime membership of $100 (or $10 annually) supports a programme of activities including the popular luncheons held twice a year at the College as well as regular communications.
Tickets to the upcoming luncheon and membership can be purchased below before Tuesday 17 September. Places may be limited.
For any further information regarding the Spring Luncheon or Membership, contact:
William Zhu - Stakeholder Advisor
Ph: 09 270 7882
Dr John Matthews QSO
Dr John Matthews attended King’s College from 1949 – 1953 in School House. While at the College, John was heavily involved with all aspects of College life and served the College as: a School Prefect, Platoon Commander, and was awarded full colours for the First XV, and half colours for Rowing and Boxing.
John has a long record of service to medicine, education and the community. In over 25 years' teaching at Auckland University, he has taught many of the haematologists practicing in New Zealand.
In 1994 he was a founding trustee and later Chair of the Auckland Medical School Foundation, and was a member of the University of Auckland Council from 2003 to 2006.
From 1994 to 2006 he was a Director and later Chairperson of Southern Cross Healthcare Group. He was closely involved in the early years of the highly successful Uniservices Ltd, formed by Auckland University to develop commercial enterprises out of academic activities.
John was also Chairperson of DNA Diagnostics and Proacta, and played a key role in the establishment of what was Diagnostic Medlab.
In 2010, John received the Insignia of a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for services to medicine and the community.