Athenaeum Liverpool

FOUNDED 1797

‘A House Through Time’

Did you see the Athenaeum on BBC’s four part series, ‘A House Through Time’? Broadcast this month, the programme tracks the occupants of 62 Faulkner Street until the present day. Both filming and research took place at the Athenaeum, including an interview with our very own...
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Athenaeum Membership

The Athenaeum has recently made changes to its Membership structure, reducing the number of Categories offered, whilst expanding the age brackets the current categories comprise of. The Club is taking applications at present, and for further information and how to apply please...
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The Russian Revolution | Wednesday 31 May | Dr Andrew Caine

The Athenaeum is not noted for its inclination to radical, left wing politics so the gathering of sixty Proprietors and their guests in the Library might have seemed like the start of a revolution. Instead however they had gathered to listen to a tour de force when Andrew, one of...
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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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