International Association of Lyceum Clubs

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International Association of Lyceum Clubs
Logo for the International Association of Lyceum Clubs.jpg
PredecessorInternational Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers
Formation1904
FounderConstance Smedley
Founded at128 Piccadilly, London, England
TypeWoman's club
Websitelyceumclubs.org

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]

Background[edit]

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[edit]

Some countries have multiple clubs[4]

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brockington, Grace. "A World Fellowship: The founding of the International Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers". Academia.edu. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "International Association of Lyceum Clubs-Yearbook Profile". Union of International Associations. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Rooms of their Own: Women's Clubs". Woman and her Sphere. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Lyceum Clubs Worldwide". International Lyceum Clubs. Retrieved 18 October 2018.