International Association of Lyceum Clubs
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International Association of Lyceum Clubs
International Association of Lyceum Clubs
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PredecessorInternational Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers
FounderConstance Smedley
Founded at128 Piccadilly, London, England
TypeWoman's club

The International Association of Lyceum Clubs was a woman's club founded in London, England in 1904 by Constance Smedley.[1] The club is still active.[2]


The club was formed as a place for women involved with literature, journalism, art, science and medicine to meet in an atmosphere that was similar to the men's professional clubs of that era. Woman would be able to hold meetings, provide meals, and accommodations in a professional environment.[3]

Constance Smedley founded the first club as the International Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers at 128 Piccadilly in London. Sister organizations were soon established in Berlin, Florence and Paris.[1]

Countries with Lyceum Clubs

Some countries have multiple clubs[4]

  • Australia[5] – Lyceum Club Adelaide[5] · Lyceum Club Brisbane[6] · Melbourne Lyceum Club[5][7][8] · Karrakatta Club Incorporated (Perth)[5] · The Sydney Lyceum Club Inc.[a]}}
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus – Larnaca · Limassol · Nicosia · Paralimni
  • Finland – Helsinki · Oulu · Turku
  • France – Bordeaux · Brittany · Caen-Normandy · Dijon-Burgundy · Fontainebleau Ile de France · Grenoble · Lille · Limousin · Lyon · Marseille · Orléans · Paris · Pau-Béarn · Troyes-Champagne
  • Germany – Aachen · Berlin · Frankfurt Rhein-Main · Hamburg · Karlsrube · Konstanz · Munich · Stuttgart
  • Greece – Athens
  • Italy – Catania · Cremona · Florence · Genoa · Naples
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands – Amsterdam · Groningen · Nijmegen
  • New Zealand – Auckland Lyceum Club[10] · Morrinsville · Otorohanga · Tauranga · Te Awamutu · Te Kuiti · Te Puke Lyceum Club[11] · Waikato · Whakatane
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland – Basel · Bern · Bienne · Geneva · La Chaux-de-Fonds · Lausanne · Lucerne · Locarno · Lugano · Neuchatel · St Gallen · Zurich
  • United Kingdom – London · Edinburgh
  • United States of America

Further reading

  • "30/5/17, Memorial day journée commémorative en l'honneur des soldats américains de toutes les guerres au Lyceum club : [photographie de presse] | [Agence Rol]." [Honorary visit by the U.S. officers to the Lyceum Club Paris, 30 May, 1917: press photo] (image). BnF (in French). OCLC 764288752. Retrieved 2020..
  • Bomford, Janette. "Circles of Friendship: The Centenary History of the Lyceum Club Melbourne". Lyceum Club, Melbourne, 2012. ISBN 192187547X, 9781921875472.
  • Wilmshurst, Irene; Hawthorn, Bryony; "Memories of Hamilton and living in Nawton : an interview with Irene Wilmshurst", City Libraries, Hamilton, N.Z. (ed.). Hamilton, N.Z. : Hamilton City Libraries, 2014. CD for computer : English OCLC 1108146082

See also

External links



  1. ^ The Sydney Lyceum Club Inc. was first established in 1914 as the Sydney Lyceum Club by Agnes Rose Soley (Rose de Boheme.)[5][9]


  1. ^ a b Brockington, Grace. "A World Fellowship: The founding of the International Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "International Association of Lyceum Clubs-Yearbook Profile". Union of International Associations. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Rooms of their Own: Women's Clubs". Woman and her Sphere. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Lyceum Clubs Worldwide". International Lyceum Clubs. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Lyceum Clubs in Australia". Lyceum Club Brisbane. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Patron: Mrs Kaye de Jersey. His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC (16 July 2019). "Official Opening of the Lyceum Club's New Rooms | at Lyceum CLub, Brisbane". Government House Queensland. Archived from the original on 18 February 2020. Retrieved 2020. Since 1912 when May Paten voiced the wish to establish a chapter in Brisbane, the Club office holds the largest number of rooms to itself.
  7. ^ "Melbourne Lyceum Club". Melbourne Lyceum Club. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Scott, Margaret; Stirling, Lorna; Dore, Helen; Travers, Caroline; Chambers, Jean, "The music of Margaret Scott : a tribute". Melbourne : Lyceum Club, 1990. OCLC 220956566
  9. ^ "Sydney Lyceum Club". Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ Auckland Lyceum Club. "Auckland Lyceum Club. Golden Jubilee. Club History, 1919-1969". Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland Lyceum Club. 1969? OCLC 930514848
  11. ^ Gibbons, Ena. "A history of the Te Puke Lyceum Club, 1927-1977". Te Puke, N.Z. : Jubilee Committee, 1977. OCLC 930514753

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