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.
* Use of the Club Rooms in Brisbane CBD
* Opportunities to continue lifelong learning
* Participation in special interest groups (Circles) which include: Art, 3 Book Groups, Cinema, Evening Discussion Group, Mah-Jong, Music, Needlework & Textiles, Poetry, Travel, Theatre, Sunshine Coast Group, and a Winter Walking Group
* A varied program of lectures by experts
* Friendships engendered by sharing mutual interests
* Club Library
* Being welcomed at 73 Lyceum Clubs worldwide
* Reciprocal accommodation
* International and national conferences
Lyceum Subscriptions are now due for renewal: Members go to the Members Only page for the Renewal Form
The Club is a member of
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.
The AALC hosts a three day conference in a different city every three years. The next conference will be held in Sydney in 2018.
All members are welcome to attend these conferences.
Through its membership of The Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs Incorporated, the Club enjoys membership of
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
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 2016 Lyceum Lecture will be held Friday, 19 August 2016
Speaker: Professor Jenny Stow, Deputy Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at The University of Queensland
Theme: women and art in science, including current innovation of IMB
Invitation and RSVP Form are available on the Members Only page.
The Christmas Morning Tea
highlights the Club’s Lyceum Singers and the winner of Doreen Ord Lyceum Club Prize – Classical Voice.
The 2016 Christmas Morning Tea will held on Monday 5 December
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 97th Anniversary Luncheon will be held 26 April 2016
Guest Speaker: Dr. Nora Amath, CAMS statewide coordinator, (Community Action for a Multicultural Society)
Members and their guests welcome. Members: Invitation and more information on the Members’ Only page. Prospective members: For more information about this function or any other matter email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AALC (Australian) Triennial Conferences
The most recent Conference was held in Brisbane in October 2015
Click on Conferences for details.
IALC Cultural Days
The recent Cultural Days were held in Berlin
19 – 22 May 2015
More details Berlin 2015
Next Cultural Days will be in Paris, France (2017) and Oulu, Finland (2018)
IALC Triennial Congresses
The Next Congress will be held in Amsterdam
11 – 17 May 2016
More details at Amsterdam 2016