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.

Current Club Circles of Interest

Members wishing to attend a Circle meeting are asked to contact the relevant Circle Leader. Contact details are provided on your printed Club Member Contact List.

Leader: Margaret Duncan

The Art Appreciation Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12.00pm. Members enjoy lunch together before the meeting. Speakers cover a wide range of artistic topics.

Leader: Chris Thomas

The Art Gallery Tours Circle meets on the third Friday of the month at 10.20am, in the Art Gallery of South Australia Cafe. At 10.30am a Gallery Guide explains the current exhibition of works of art about a special theme. The tour lasts for one hour. The group enjoys lunch together afterwards.

Leader: Arnon de Kroon

The Asian Culture Circle meets on the second Monday of the month at 11.00am to learn more about an aspect of Asia. The group eats lunch together after the meeting.

Leader: Pat Hardy
Leader: Dodi Ansell

Day Bridge is played on the first and fourth Fridays of the month starting at 11.30am. Play stops for lunch then resumes until 2.30pm. Players of all levels are welcome, 


Night Bridge is held on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 6.45pm when players are available.

FILM CIRCLE Leader: Di Campbell OAM

The Film Circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.00pm. Two members of the group review a film, followed by a group discussion over dinner.

Leader: Marguerite Wark

The French Circle meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11.00am. Members enjoy aspects of French life and culture, present short papers in French and discuss current affairs. Ability to understand and speak French desired.

Leader: Dodi Ansell

The History Circle meets ont he second Thursday of the month at 12.00pm. Subjects are chosen and presented by Members. Discussion continues over lunch.


The Literature Circle meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Members join for lunch at 12.00pm with the meeting starting at 1.00pm. Usually a speaker reviews an author or genre of literature. Some Members share their own work or favourite pieces.

Leader: Geraldine Shuttleworth

The Mah-jong Circle meets on the second Friday of the month at 11.00am. Absolute beginners and experienced players are all welcome to enjoy a relaxed day of play including lunch.

Leader: Dianne Campbell OAM

The Murder Inc. Circle meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 11.00am. This book club concentrates on the crime fiction genre. Members take it in turn to review the monthly book selected. Lively discussion is followed by lunch.

Leader: Sandy Francas

The Opera and Music Appreciation Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12.00pm for lunch. The meeting that follows may review an Opera singer's career or concentrate entirely on one Opera. The Circle listens to recordings or watches DVD's. Occasionally performers come to pressent to the Circle.

POETRY CIRCLE Leader: Helen Carey

The Poetry Circle meets at 11.00am on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subjects are varied, with poems old and new from many countries read and discussed. Australian and South Australian poets offer a large body of work to review from bush and nature to migrant poets. Lunch is enjoyed at the close of the meeting.

READING CIRCLE Leader: Barbara Waddell-Smith

The Reading Circle meets on the last Monday of the month at 10.45am, followed by lunch. Books are selected from titles recommended by Members - one book being the subject of each meeting. After the review, lively discussion takes place with Members offering their thoughts.

Leader: Jan Lanser

This Circle meets on the first Thursday of the month at 12.00pm. The format of the meeting varies, depending on the topic. Lunch is enjoyed before hearing from a guest speaker or joining a group discussion. The subject may focus on international affairs or an area of scientific interest.

THEATRE COLLECTIVE Leader: Samela Harris and Dodi Ansell

The Theatre Collective meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 11.00am. The group enjoys play reading as well as discussing local theatre performances. The group arranges occasional theatre outings.

Leader: Julie Brownell

The Travel Circle meets on the third Thursday of the month at 12.15pm for lunch. A speaker shares photos and stories of recent travels.There is always lively discussion and plenty of time for questions afterwards.