Athenaeum Liverpool

FOUNDED 1797

Winning Entry – Frank Moran Young Writers Competition 2016-17

‘YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHO I SAW ON THE STREET…’ I saw him on the street today. My breath caught in my throat when I saw him, because for so long I had forgotten what it felt like to see a physical version of my soul- everything I was and everything I knew, right...
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Christmas Closure

Please note the Athenaeum will close following Lunch service on Friday 23 December, and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January at 9am. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, The Athenaeum
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Proprietor Wins Unknown Gem Award!

Congratulations to Proprietor and valued Committee Member Maria Checkland, who recently won the Unknown Gem Award at the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2016!   City Inspirations Honoured At Merseyside Women Of The Year Awards 2016
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Open Day Triumph

OPEN DAY TRIUMPH On May 7 we held an Open Day, which we were required to do as a part of the response to the Heritage Lottery Grant.  The main focus was on the Library and the work going on there.  Our 150 visitors were given an introductory short talk on the origins of the...
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Athenaeum Library Open Day – Saturday May 7th

Following high levels of interest in our Heritage Lottery Funded project, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an Open Day for members of the public on 7th May 2016. The Open Day will give members of the public a unique opportunity to view the building and its...
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** UPDATE Temporary Building Closure – 11th March

Following the temporary closure this morning, the Institution has now reopened. Cold food will be available in the Newsroom, but the dining room will be closed today. Full service will resume on Monday.  
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Frank Moran Young Writers’ Competition – Winning Entry

‘DON’T LET HER IN’ by James Bamber, winner of the 2015-16 Frank Moran Young Writers’ Competition.   …the Drake spacecraft will take six months just to reach Mars and enter orbit around the planet, at which point the pilot will enter the landing module and attempt to...
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Shady Goings On In The Library

Shady Goings on in the Library On the 25th of February more than ninety Proprietors and guests crowded the Athenaeum for the annual Library dinner, a black tie event that that attracts more and more people each year.  After assembling in the Newsroom the guests moved upstairs to...
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New Library Purchases

Recently the antiquarian bookshop in the Bluecoat has had a number of early book on Liverpool in.  The Library has bought two.  The first is the script of a farce played at the Theatre Royal entitled ‘The Liverpool Prize’ written by the Irish actor and dramatist Frederick Pilon...
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The Frank Moran Young Writers’ Competition Winner is…

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2015-16 Frank Moran Young Writers’ Competition is James Bamber, 17, from Merchant Taylors. At the the Finalists reception on Thursday 11th February James received the grand prize of £1,000.00 along with honorary membership...
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