Not just Books………….

In addition to over 60,000 books and thousands of pamphlets (many rare or unique) the Athenaeum Library is rich in many non-book materials: maps, prints, manuscripts, autographs, watercolours, photographs and playbills. In this note I will draw attention to an important example, which I hope will whet the appetite for discovery in the readers of this occasional … Read more

The Athenaeum Junior Dragons’ Den

This week the Liverpool Athenaeum hosted the very first Junior Dragons’ Den. This inspirational project has been established with the help of the Liverpool School’s Parliament and the recently-launched Mayoral Youth Fund. Its aim is to promote entrepreneurialism within the city’s junior schools and encourage charitable engagement between pupils and their local communities. Our maiden … Read more

Success of the Second Athenaeum Debates

In conjunction with the School’s Parliament the Athenaeum is hosting a series of non-competitive debates for older students across Merseyside. The second of these debates took place today and once again was a great success.   The topics and results of these debates are as followed:   As a result of the present economic climate … Read more

High Tea at the Liverpool Athenaeum

High Tea at the Liverpool Athenaeum October 10th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm October 17th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm November 7th – 7:00pm- 8:30pm Step inside and join us on a very special tour of Liverpool’s oldest private members institution. The Liverpool Athenaeum is a veritable sanctuary hidden away in the heart of the city centre. … Read more

Thomas Creevey and The Athenaeum

  Did you know our building features a heritage plaque? It commemorates Thomas Creevey who was born near to our address in the mid-18th century. Thomas Creevey, the son of William Creevey, a merchant sea captain, was born in Liverpool on 5th March, 1768. William Creevey transported slaves from Africa and he made enough money … Read more

The Athovations Forums – Vision, Mission and Goals

John Drysdale leads the second Athovation Forum with his presentation, Vision, Mission and Goals. Today the Athenaeum proudly hosted the second in its new series of educational events. Proprietor, business coach and mentor John Drysdale kindly led this month’s Athovation Forum and provided guests with an excellent insight into the world of motivation and aspirational … Read more

Royal Birth

The President and Proprietors of the Athenaeum  offer their congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby son

Athenaeum Debates

The first of the Athenaeum Debates for young people took place yesterday Tuesday 16 July in the Library begining at 10:00am . The event was run in association with the Liverpool Schools Parliament with three subjects debated and voted on. The results are set out below. A number of Athenaeum Proprietors (members) took part and joined in the … Read more