Athenaeum Liverpool

FOUNDED 1797

From Charleston to Constantinople

On the days from 4th June until midday on June 6th Proprietors and visiting academics heard interesting accounts of the use tea, coffee chocolate in the 18th century. From Charleston to China, Uppsala near Stockholm to the highlands of Ethiopia, discussion and talk in the library...
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The Light Shines In The Dark

On the night of Friday 15th May the Athenaeum Library once more took part in the annual Lightnight Festival when libraries, galleries and museums, not usually open at night, welcome visitors.  Our library offered a series of guided tours; visitors saw the Library reading room,...
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Summer in the Library

Summer in the Library ‘Talking Revolution’ – Book Launch, May 5th 7 – 9pm This event, organised by Liverpool University Press and the English School of the University, marks the publication of two important volumes on the poetry and life of Edward Rushton, the Liverpool...
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Athenaeum & 18th Century Worlds – Annual Workshop

Coffee, Tea and Chocolate: Fuelling Modernity Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop Liverpool Athenaeum 4th – 6th June 2015 Timings to be confirmed   The annual joint workshop of the Athenaeum and 18th Century Worlds Study Group if to take place on 4 – 6...
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Unique Opportunity for Proprietors!

Alyson Pollard, curator of the Lady Lever Art gallery has been involved in staging a major exhibition in Moscow; where they exhibited some of the Port Sunlight superb Wedgwood collection alongside examples of the treasures from Russian Museum and Galleries.  On Thursday 19th...
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Round the World in the Library

On Thursday 26th February the Athenaeum was crowded with over ninety Proprietors and their guests who had come to enjoy the annual Library Dinner, now into its fourth year this has become one of the highlights of the Athenaeum year. After dinning the party made their way to the...
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The Frank Moran W.I.R Award 2014-2015

Following a record amount of entries from 25 schools across Merseyside we are pleased to announce the winner of the newly titled Frank Moran Athenaeum Writer In Residence Award 2014-2015 is… Megan Wellens from Carmel College in St Helens. Megan was awarded the Grand prize...
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Athenaeum Christmas Closure

The Institution will close for Christmas on Wednesday December 24th at 4pm and reopen on Monday 5th January at 9am.  
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Passenger Lift out of Service

I regret to Inform you that the Lift motor and master control board has ceased to function, and the consequence of this is that the Lift is currently out of service. The necessary parts have been ordered, but due to the antiquity of the lift, these are not available ‘off...
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The Athenaeum ‘Writer-In-Residence’ Award 2014-15

THE ATHENAEUM ‘WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE’ AWARD Guidelines  The Athenaeum was founded in 1797 to provide a meeting place where ideas and information can be exchanged in pleasant surroundings. The heart of the Athenaeum is its famous library, one of the greatest proprietary libraries in...
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