Athenaeum Liverpool

FOUNDED 1797

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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Press Release: Opening our doors!

PRESS RELEASE 27th January 2016 After winning the Heritage Lottery Fund bid, we are delighted to announce that this year, the Athenaeum Library is opening its doors to the people of Liverpool. Dating back to 1797 and home to some 800 year old literary treasures, the Athenaeum is...
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Music To Our Ears

It was a momentous  occasion at the Athenaeum last November,  when we held a lunch to celebrate the recently awarded Honorary Membership to Maestro Vasily Petrenko, the Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Vasily was in attendance along with the Lord...
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Christmas Closure dates

Please note the Institution will Close following lunch service on Christmas Eve, and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January at 9am. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
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Frank Moran Young Writers’ Competition Update

A full update of the progress of this years competition can be found in the Liverpool Echo article below; http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-young-writers-shortlisted  
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King’s Breakfast in Bed Revolts the Barons!

This might have been the headline in the “Sun” of 1215 and was one of the startling facts that emerged from our Magna Carta Day on 3rd December.  Dr. Alan Crosby told the tale of the reign of King John and of the events which brought about that fateful meeting on Runnymede. ...
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Discover, Explore, Learn

Discover, Explore, Learn is a new initiative funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the digitisation of key pamphlets in our library collection making them accessible to the general public for the first time in the history of the library.  Anyone with an interest in...
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Lottery Update from The Library Chairman

Since we got the good news at the end of September that our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund had been successful a great deal has been happening. There are two main planks to our proposal, both with the same aim of opening the wealth of our Library collections to the public....
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