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Patron: Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC
Governor of Queensland

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 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 2014 Lyceum Lecture

Date: 8 August

Guest Speaker: Ms Madonna King, Author and Award Winning Journalist

Venue: The United Service Club

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 Topic: Writing Biographies; the Media and Related Amusing Stories


The Fifteenth Annual Lyceum Lecture will be held on Friday 8th August  from 6.15pm (for a 7pm start) at the United Service Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.

 Members and guests welcome.

 All enquiries to Committee

Members will find the Invitation and Reservation Form on the Members' Only page



The Christmas Morning Tea

highlights talented singers and the awardee of the Lyceum prize.


AALC Triennial Conference

Click on Conferences for details.

The next conference will be held in Brisbane in October 2015. Click on Conferences for details.


IALC Triennial Congress

The last Congress was held in Perth in May 2013.

There were two one day tours and one longer pre-conference tour as well as a choice of post-conference tours.


Full details at 2013 Lyceum Congress


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Last Updated  20 July, 2014

Margaret Ogg
1863 - 1953
First President


Brisbane Lyceum
1919 - Present

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