Professor Julia Horne was appointed Vice President in March 2020, Director in November 2017 and has been a Member since 2015. Julia joined The Women’s Club as a city sanctuary and for the rich intellectual and cultural program. She has spoken at the Club on Foundation Day in 2015 discussing The Power of an Educated Girl and for the Remembrance Day lunch in November 2018 on War and Memory. She is a keen Evening Bridge group player. Julia has been advising the Board on the archives from 1901 to 1997.
Julia is Associate Professor of History and University Historian at the University of Sydney with expertise in the history of higher education (including women’s education) and twentieth century history. Julia began her career in cultural institutions and public outreach initially as curatorial assistant at the Powerhouse Museum. At the University of Sydney, she continues to be involved in public outreach projects including the award-winning website, Beyond1914.sydney.edu.au. Her board experience includes membership of the Australian National Maritime Museum Council, Councillor of the Royal Australian Historical Society and, currently, Fellow of St Paul’s College. She has published six books and many articles on a range of issues about Australia, and continues to take a keen interest in the role of women in society.