Discussion or a Speaker

in the Club Rooms

Fourth Tuesday of the Month, usually 5.00 pm to 7.15pm

Drinks are served from 5.00 pm; Meal served from 5.30pm;  Introduction to Topic 6.15pm

Members and guests welcome: Guests email lyceum.brisbane@bigpond.com  Members refer to Members Only Page  


Monday, 25 January: Mother and Daughter Evening and Welcome to 2021. Bring along a daughter-in-law or friend.

Tuesday, 23 February: Taste of India. The Conveners will be guided through the preparation of a traditional meal. A member will speak of her writing and India, her country of birth.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – Tuesday, 23 March: Celebration of France with food and wine. Screening of a French film.

Tuesday, 27 April: Celebration of France with food and wine. Screening of the French film La Vie en Rose” about Edith Piaf.

Tuesday, 25 May: Theme: Australia – with Aussie food and special beer tasting hosted by Dr Gerard Connors of Fortitude Brewing Company.

Tuesday, 22 June: Dine in Night – Greek food, dancing and music – Formal dress optional.

Tuesday, 2 July: the International Year of Peace and Trust Information about the Peace Place in Pati and special Indonesian food.

Tuesday, 24 August: Annual debate – Is it Better to Live Gracefully or Disgracefully?

Tuesday, 28 September: Fondue Night

Tuesday, 26 October: Day Trip to Summerland Camel Farm, Harrisville and Boonah

Monday, 22 November: Annual Dine Out Night, The Women’s College UQ. Guest Speaker:  Melissa Ashley author of The Birdman’s Wife.

2020 Circles

Tuesday, 28 January: Mother and Daughter Night – Daughters. daughters-in- law and friends welcome

Tuesday, 25 February: The Music of Portugal

——————————– Covid – 19 ———————————-

Tuesday, 28 July: Film – Tabu

Tuesday, 22 September: Debate – Is Barbie a Good Role Model for Girls?

October, 27 October: Portugal with guest speaker from the Portuguese Family Centre

Tuesday, 24 November: Summer Dine Out Night at The Women’s College, UQ with Guest Speaker Professor Deborah Terry AO and Musical Entertainment

2021 Circles

Australia Day – Tuesday, 26 January: Mother and Daughter Night

Tuesday, 23 February

Tuesday, 23 March

Tuesday, 27 April

2019 Circles

November: Summer Dine Out Night at The Women’s College, UQ

October: Discussion led by the Theatre Circle with a ‘surprise’ performance. In 2021 the international Congress will be held in Morocco – this night’s food reflected this.

September: Discussion led by the Cinema Circle – a delicious fondue experience reminiscent of former times

August: Discussion led by the Thursday Book Circle

July: Debate – Clothes Maketh the Woman

June: Winter Dine In Night – Evening Dress please to reflect Early Meetings; RSVPs required

May: Discussion led by the Art Circle

April: Discussion led by the Poetry Circle with Italian food

March: Discussion led by the Travel Circle with Greek food

February: Discussion led by the Handicraft and Design Circle with French food

January: – Mother and Daughter Night


Finland, venue of the IALC Cultural Days, was the theme for 2018 Circles.

November: Annual Summer Dine Out Night

October: History of Finland

September: Annual Overnight Trip to the Sunshine Coast and the hinterlandAugust: Finland and IALC Cultural Visit to Oulu, Finland

July: Discussion: Music Sibelius

June: Annual Winter Dine Out Night

May: Discussion: Marimekko and other Finnish Designers

April: Book Discussion – Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna – Ask for a hard copy from the conveners + ebook from the BCC Library

April: Lyceum members were invited to join the Finnish community for its May Day celebrations.

March: Film Viewing and Discussion: The Man without a Past

February: Getting to Know Each Other Discussion – Something About Me that No One Knows

Meetings in 2017

November: Annual Dinner for members, partners and guests at The hWomen’s College, UQ. Topic: The Lives of Paleolithic Cave People of France

October: Discussion – French Perfumes with a welcome glass of French champagne

September: Overnight Trip to the Numinbah Valley and Northern NSW, including the Margaret Olley Gallery & a Tweed River Cruise

August: Discussion – Members’ Experiences in France, including Brittany – the Club twinned with the Lyceum Club in Bretagne

July: Discussion  – Three Towns in the South of France as Seen Through the Eyes of Van Gogh

June: French Art and Icons – Annual Dining Night (formerly Dine In Night) This will be held  at The Women’s College, UQ

May: Book Discussion: All The Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

March Film Discussion: Rosalie Blum

February: The annual informal discussion – A Memorable Meal that I have had


November: Annual Dinner for members, partners and guests at The Women’s College, UQ. Topic: Art of The Netherlands: Vermeer to Van Gogh & Beyond.

October: continuing The Netherlands theme with a discussion of the book: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.

August Discussion: The Hague and the Law

July Dine In Night  – IALC Congress, The Netherlands – its countryside and cities

June Discussion: Dutch Horticulture and Gardens, links to Dutch East India trade, the book Tulip Fever

May Book Discussion: The Girl with the Pearl Earring

March Film Discussion: The Suffragette

February 2016 3.00pm to 7.00/7.15pm “At Home”: a thank you everyone who helped make the recent AALC Conference such a success. Discussion topic “An Item on Your Bucket List”.


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