Image result for please note imageImportant: The Meetings are held in the Lyceum Rooms, Creek Street, Brisbane. Enter through the glass doors.

Refreshments are served from 10:00am. Come along and enjoy the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea or coffee before the meeting. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

No RSVP necessary (except for the  Christmas Morning Tea).

Monday, 5 August: Centenary Anniversary Luncheon at the Customs House, Brisbane – Guest Speaker Em. Professor Kay Saunders AM

Tuesday, 20 August: tba

Monday, 2 September: Professor Ranjeny Thomas: Arthritis Research

Tuesday, 17 September: Annual General Meeting

Monday, 7 October: Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Tuesday, 15 October: no meeting

Thursday, 17 October: Lyceum Centenary Lecture presented by Professor Mary Garson AM

Monday, 4 November: Dr Susan Mercer: Managing Director, Clovely Estate

Tuesday, 19 November: Prue Pettett: Environmentalist

Monday, 2 December: Christmas Morning Tea at Tattersall’s Club

Recent 2019 Meetings

16 July: Special Occasion with High Tea and Entertainment – Official Opening of the Lyceum Rooms

June: Dianne Moon: Holmes A’Court Indigenous Art

June: Kelly Greenup

May: Susan Rimmer Harris

May: No Meeting – Labour Day

April: Mia Woodruff: Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology

April: Neita Bell Lecture: Faseny McPhee – The Great Tapestry of Scotland

March: Sarah Percy: Maritime Security

March: Berthine Ommensen: Autism Across the Lifespan

February: Vicky Abad spoke about Music Therapy Supporting lifelong family music practices, and Music. 

2018 Meetings

December: Christmas Morning Tea, Tattersall’s Club

November: Simon Farley: Publications in the wake of the Endeavour voyage: Qld Holdings and the Fryer Library Collections

November: Margaret Fisher: Volunteering in Timor L’Este

October: Dale Arvidsson- Curator of Brisbane Botanical Gardens

September: Annual General Meeting

September: Dr Geoff Ginn, Senior Lecturer School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, The University of Queensland – the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

August: Meeting Postponed (AALC Conference in Sydney)

August: Emeritus Professor Richard Fotheringham – History of the Brisbane Theatre

July: Mr Bill Syme: The Mechanism of the Brisbane Floods

July: Ms Di Hill: Queensland Women Writers

May: 2018: Dr Madonna Grehan The story of ‘The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur and the nurses who served

May: Anniversary Lunch – Ms Kathleen Noonan

April: Dr Ann Bramwell: Women and the ADF from an historical perspective

March: Jane Clout: An Insight into the Oyster Industry

March: Dr Genevieve Dingle: Music to name and shape emotions

February: Members Stories

2017 Meetings

21 NovemberMs Beata Ostapiej-Piatkowski,The Romero Centre, Mercy Community Centre

6 November: Prof Else Wilkins – Music, Maths and Brains

OctoberDr Kim Wilkins – Writing fiction and biographies

19 September: Annual General Meeting with entertainment from the Lyceum Lyricists

September: Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex – The public perceptions of scientific innovations from Galileo to climate change

August: Ms Libbie Schmidt. Glamour in the Skies: The golden age of the air stewardess

August: Adjunct Professor Ann Scott: From Shorthand to website management, a personal perspective on living with the technological change

July: Dr Ingrid McGuffog. Photo-storytelling with Criminal Justice involved women in Rochester NY.

July: Ms Dorelle Thompson. Nutrition as best medicine (Lecture notes available on the Members’ Only Page)

June: Emeritus Professor Colleen Cartwright – The legal issues /rights of people with dementia and their carers (A Power Point presentation of this talk is available on the Members’ Only page)

June: Dr Irena Vetter – Developing new pain medications

May: Neita Bell Lecture Assoc.Prof Margaret Maynard: Women’s fashion for flight

May: Anniversary Lunch: Emeritus Professor Bob Milns AM: What made Ancient Greeks laugh

April: Speaker: Ms Annabel Lloyd, City Archivist

March: Speaker: Professor Ben White, Director Australian Centre for Health Law Research QUT Faculty of Law

March: Women’s career development throughout the lifespan: International perspectives – Speaker: Professor Wendy Patton

February: Science and the Great Barrier Reef in Court Speaker: Ms Jo-Anne Bragg, CEO Environment Defenders Office


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