Lyceum Adelaide March - April 2020

On March 17, Lyceum Adelaide sadly suspended its activities and circles due to the escalation of COVID-19.  On 23 March, Naval Military and Airforce Club (NMAFC) where most of our activities and circles take place, also closed for normal operations and offered takeaway meals until 27 March.

On March 24, following an increased level of government interventions and the NMAFC closure, the Lyceum Office at 282 Angas Street also closed.  Our Administration Officer, Tiffany will continue working from her home with reduced hours.  You will be able to email the club from the same email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in finding out more about our club or joining the Lyceum Club, we are very interested in hearing from you.

Please send a message via our email and our President, Janet Gould will contact you.

History Of The Club

The name Lyceum originated many centuries ago in Athens and is known as representing a centre for lectures and discussions. The first Lyceum Club, founded in London by Miss Constance Smedley in 1904, aimed to provide a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment for educated and energetic women.

The Lyceum Club Adelaide was founded in 1922, as an affiliate of the International Lyceum Club, by fifty-five women prominent in the arts and professions. Many were the earliest female members of the legal profession in South Australia. The first Club rooms were located above business premises on North Terrace. Dr Helen Mayo was the first President.

The Adelaide Lyceum Club continued to flourish, even during the lean war years of the mid-twentieth century. In 1973, the Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Karrakatta (Perth) Clubs formed the Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs (AALC), and the Sydney Lyceum Club joined the AALC in 1992.