Library Update: Important Progress

Throughout this latest lock down we have been fortunate that while our staff have been shielding or on furlough, we have been able to make use of a number of the Library stewards and volunteers in continuing the transformational work on the stacks-which as you will remember was always Phase 2 of the project following … Read more

Interested In Photography

Photography is something that most people do from time to time whether to record a family event or to record their travels and adventures. Some people develop real skills and pursue excellence making it a hobby or profession but for many it is just matter of making a record maybe of a wedding or birthday … Read more

Member Monday #032

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 162, Jutta Hesketh! The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Athenaeum. Who are you ? I am Jutta Hesketh, my father was a Dental Surgeon who … Read more

Member Monday #031

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 212, Nathan Di Carlo! The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Athenaeum. Who are you ? An optimistic motivated entrepreneur. What is your greatest achievement  ? … Read more

The Athenaeum At War, 1914-18 p.2

In 1914 unlike the Continental powers Britain did not have conscription and relied on voluntary enlistments to recruit is army which was small, 975,000 regulars, many dispersed in garrisons around the Empire, backed by an undervalued volunteer part time Territorial Force created in1908.  Britain’s main strength was seen in the Royal Navy which in 1914 … Read more