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Patron: Mrs Kaye de Jersey

In 1919 a group of women began the Lyceum Club in Brisbane to share and develop their interests in art, literature, music, science, education, journalism and current affairs.

The Club is apolitical and non-sectarian and allows for:

Opportunities to continue lifelong learning
Participation in special interest groups
 A varied program of lectures
Friendships engendered by sharing mutual interests

The Club is a member of

 The Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs Incorporated (AALC)  

The Secretariat of The AALC is hosted on a rotational basis by the member clubs. The Lyceum Club Brisbane Inc. is the organising Club 2014-2016.

 There are Lyceum Clubs in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Club members enjoy reciprocal privileges and in some cases, accommodation.

Adelaide Lyceum  facebook and email address

Karrakatta Club (Perth) website and email address or email address

Melbourne Lyceum website and email address

Sydney Lyceum website and email address

The AALC hosts a three day conference in a different city every three years. The next conference will be held in Brisbane in 2015.
All members are welcome to attend these conferences.


The Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs Incorporated (AALC) is a member of

International Association of Lyceum Clubs

Through the International Association of Lyceum Clubs, Lyceum in Brisbane has links with clubs in many European countries, New Zealand and North America. Members may visit these clubs and also meet other members at triennial International Congresses.

For more information go to the IALC website


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Special Events


The Anniversary Luncheon

commemorates the founding of the Lyceum Club in Brisbane on Friday 2 May 1919 and is held annually in late April or early May.

The next Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Monday, 4 May 2015.



The Annual Lyceum Lecture

The Lyceum Lecture is presented by an eminent Australian woman to members and guests at a dinner. The Lyceum Lecture began in 1998. A woman, pre-eminent in her profession and from anywhere in Australia is invited to speak on a topic of her choice which reflects the interests of Lyceum, that is art, literature, music, science, education journalism and current affairs.


The Christmas Morning Tea

highlights the Club's Lyceum Singers and the winner of Doreen Ord Lyceum Club Prize – Classical Voice.



AALC Triennial Conference

Brisbane 18 - 21 October 2015

Click on Conferences for details.


IALC Cultural Days

The next Cultural Days will be in Berlin

19 - 22 May 2015

More details Berlin 2015


IALC Triennial Congress


11 - 17 May 2016

More details at Amsterdam 2016


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Last Updated  15 March, 2015

Margaret Ogg
1863 - 1953
First President


Brisbane Lyceum
1919 - Present

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