Might Be Of Interest: University of Liverpool Moot Final

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Please find below an invitation from Proprietor, Mr Thomas McLoughlin, to the University of Liverpool Moot Final (this event is not affiliated with the Athenaeum);

 

As the President of the University of Liverpool Bar Society, I am pleased to extend an invitation to the final of our Internal Mooting Competition due to be held at St. George’s Hall. It is scheduled to be held on the 25th March at St. George’s Hall between 18:00 and 22:00. The competition itself will be from approximately seven (although this is currently subject to change) and there will be a reception with food, drinks, speeches. and prizes afterwards.

Mooting itself is a means by which prospective lawyers can hone their skills through the presentation of legal arguments in a formal environment. For the final, there will be three competitions, between first, second, and third-year students on various areas of law which may include criminal, tort, and contract.

As a proprietor, I would be delighted for guests from the Athenaeum to attend. If possible I hope that you could convey this invitation to members. Should there be any interest I would invite the relevant members to contact me at this email address (tmc6598@gmail.com) so that we can gauge numbers and interest as well as any special access or dietary requirements. I look forward to hearing from you soon and look forward to working with you on this matter.

 

Yours sincerely,

Thomas McLoughlin

President, University of Liverpool Bar Society

Proprietor

Might This Be Of Interest: Royal Ascot 2019

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The City University Club, with whom we have reciprocity with, have kindly invited our Members to join them for the first day of Royal Ascot. Full details, including how to book, can be found below;

 

Might This Be Of Interest: EMM Seminar

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The below event is not affiliated with the Athenaeum, however, has been organised in conjunction with a Proprietor.

On Friday 1 March, the European Movement Merseyside is holding a seminar entitled:

“Global Village or Global Fiction? Which way forward for world trade?

Our venue is:

The Richmond Hotel, Hatton Garden, Liverpool

Time 12.00 – 18.00

Registration and networking from 12.00 – 12.45

Opening by Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Christine Banks,

With Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson to make a speech during the afternoon.

The plan is for the event to be split into three headings:

The Downfall of Democracy and the Resurrection of Europe.

What has Europe done for us: the reasons to remain.

Trade within Europe and beyond: the Global Future?

Each Panel will have a chairperson and talks will be approximately 10mins followed by Q&A session.

Guests we have confirmed to date include:

Frank McKenna is the founder member and Chief Executive of Downtown In Business,

Meghnad Desai is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE and a Labour Peer.

Stephen Kinsella Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts), is partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley, based in the Brussels office.

John Farnell,  “Former EU official, currently Associate, Oxford University China Centre”.

Adrian Hill, Former Bank CEO, Landowner and Farmer in Cumbria and Argyll, serial Private Equity Chairman.

Professor Frank McDonough LJMU & internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich.

Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director, Business Research Institute and China Centre, University of Chester.

Professor Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield

Declan Breathnach TD Fianna Fáil, Junior Spokesperson on North-South Bodies & Cross-Border Co-Operation.

Rt Hon George Howarth MP

Alison McGovern MP

Wajid Khan MEP

Carmel Nolan, Head of Communications TSSA

Nick Dearden (Global Justice)

Mike Buckley Head of Labour for a Peoples Vote.

Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law & Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, at the University of Liverpool.

Dirk Hazell Leader of the European Peoples Party

Professor Bryce Evans Associate Professor of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope University.

Check for updates at Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-village-or-global-fiction-which-way-forward-for-world-trade-tickets-56097845165

Might This Be Of Interest: Congratulation Roger Arden M.B.E.

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Congratulations to Proprietor, Roger H. Arden, who received the well-deserved honour of M.B.E., for services to the community of Liverpool, in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. A brief biography of Roger, a Past President and former Trustee of the Athenaeum, can be found below;

His practice was Gamon Arden & Co. established in 1880  by his grandfather.   He held the Offices of Registrar of the Diocese and Legal Secretary to the Bishop of Liverpool for over 40 years. He was also Chapter Clerk to Liverpool Cathedral. In this role, he was a member of a small Chapter group driven by the vision of the then Dean to develop a nine-acre bomb site in front of the Cathedral, derelict since the end of the war. The project was to provide 160 affordable homes and accommodation for 450 students: at a challenging time in  Liverpool’s history, this helped pave the way for wider regeneration in the City post-2000.

Roger served on the Law Society Committee and various subcommittees for over ten years becoming President in 1988.  He also served on the Legal Advisory Commission of the Church of England.   He was a Governor for many years of two Liverpool Schools.   He was a trustee of numerous local Charities and on the Board of two  Housing Associations, one of which honoured and amused him by calling a 44 unit sheltered housing development in the north of the City Roger Arden Court!

Might This Be Of Interest: ‘A History In Time’ – Professor David Olusoga OBE

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ST GEORGE’S HALL: A HISTORY IN TIME – PROFESSOR DAVID OLUSOGA OBE

Renowned British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker Professor David Olusoga OBE returns to Liverpool to deliver the first in a new series of talks at St George’s Hall, reflecting on the special place it plays in the city’s history and its future. The popular presenter, academic and author will present St George’s Hall – A History in Time on Wednesday 20 March in the Concert Room.

The city is well-known to Professor Olusoga as a graduate of The University of Liverpool. He also captured hearts and minds with his acclaimed television series A House Through Time in 2018 which looked at the history of Liverpool through the occupants and owners of a house on Faulkner Street. In this new lecture, Professor Olusoga will explore the significant role St George’s Hall has played in shaping the city since it was opened in 1854.

Claire Dove OBE DL, chair of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, said:

“I’m a huge admirer of the work of Professor David Olusoga and the way he has illuminated forgotten parts of Britain’s history over the years, and like so many, I enjoyed so much the way he brought Liverpool’s history to life in A House Through Time. It is exciting for us to host him at St George’s Hall to kick off our lecture series and I’m sure he will bring the story of our historic building and the people whose lives it has touched to life in a captivating address.”

Professor Olusoga has presented a number of programmes for BBC 2, including Civilisations, Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), and the BAFTA-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). An award-winning author, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List and has recently been appointed as a Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester. He also writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine.

St George’s Hall is considered as one of the finest examples of Neo-Classical buildings in the world and is an intrinsic part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. A truly unique building it includes the stunning architecture of the Concert Room and the grandeur of The Great Hall alongside the 30,000 Minton tiles, one of the most spectacular surviving Victorian floors in the country.

TICKETS

Tickets for Professor David Olusoga’s St Georges Hall – A History in Time are available via www.ticketquarter.co.uk and are priced just £20, while a limited number of VIP tickets costing £50 will include a meet and greet with Professor Olusoga prior to the event, a signed book and drink on arrival. Proceeds of the event will go to St George’s Hall Charitable Trust which delivers education events for young people and maintains the Grade I listed building.

 

This event is not affiliated with the Athenaeum.

Athenaeum Bulletin: WC 24/09/2018

The Literature Group Returns!

Following last week’s  bulletin we are pleased to inform Members that Proprietor, Dr Paul Burns, has agreed to take up  the role of facilitator of the Literary Group. Dr Burns will be giving a presentation at the next meeting, which will take place on its usual first Wednesday of the month slot (Wednesday 3 October) at 2:00pm in the Library. Full details of Dr Burns presentation will be distributed very shortly.

 

Spanish Wine & Tapas Evening Announced

Save the date in your diaries, on Wednesday 17 October we’ll be sampling a taste of Spain, at a Spanish Wine and Tapas Evening. Jon Atkinson of Scatchards will be on hand to disperse his knowledge as multiple wines are served to match the various tapas dishes which will be available. The cost of this event, which is limited to just 40 attendees, is to be finalised imminently, however we strongly recommend you book now to secure your place! Arrival time 6:00 for 6:15pm in the aptly named Wine Servery! https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/spanish-wine-tapas-evening/

 

More Music

The Club’s Music Interest Group continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement of its next two meetings. On Wednesday 10 October, the grand surroundings of the newly renovated Library Reading Room will be filled with live music from The Camira Wind Trio (https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/music-group-the-camira-wind-trio/). Later  in the year on Wednesday 21 November, we look forward to a concert titled ‘Love Songs: English, French & Russian’, performed by Proprietor and pianist Dr Glyn Williams, and singer Irina Ektova.. 9https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/music-group-love-songs-english-french-russia (https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/music-group-love-songs-english-french-russian/)

 

Younger Members’ Events

Following the establishment of the  Younger Members’ Sub-Committee earlier this year a number of events are being organised specifically for the growing population of ‘Younger Members’ (Membership Categories B & C). Details of the first two events of this programme can be found below;

Film Night – Thursday 4 October, 6:00PM. Showing: DUNKIRK. £12.50 per ticket, supper included.

The Inaugral Younger Members Annual Ball – Saturday 17 November, 7:00pm till late, further details to be published in next week’s newsletter!

 

Judges’ Service Invitation & Sunday Lunch at the Athenaeum – 14 October 2018

As has been customary in recent years, the High Sheriff of Merseyside has kindly invited Athenaeum Members to The Judges’ Service to mark the beginning of the Legal Year, on Sunday 14 October at 10:30am at Liverpool Cathedral. If you would like to attend the service, please contact Gill Burrows on gillmburrows@aol.com . The Athenaeum will be opening at midday, and will be holding a lunch for members and attendees of the service (details can be found here) https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/judges-service-sunday-lunch/. If you are attending the Judges’ Service but are not a Member of the Club, please contact reception (0151 709 7770 / reception@theathenaeum.org.uk) to book your place for the lunch.

 

For Your Information

On Friday, 28th September, the Club will be closed from 3:00pm to accommodate a Proprietor’s Function.

On Wednesday 12 December the Dining Room will be closed for a private function. The Newsroom will remain open as usual on this day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

***Events advertised are available to Members of the Athenaeum and their guests, for further information about membership of the Club please see www.theathenaeum.org.uk/membership, or alternatively call us on 0151 709 7770. If you are in Liverpool, why not drop in for a chat?

 

Athenaeum Bulletin: WC 17/09/2018

Heritage Open Day  16/09/2018

A big thank you to all the members who donated their Sunday to make Heritage Open Day a resounding success! Almost 250 members of the public came through our doors, with the Institution being showcased in tours taking place from 10:30am until 4:00pm.

 

Judges’ Service Invitation & Sunday Lunch at the Athenaeum – 14 October 2018

As has been customary in recent years, the High Sheriff of Merseyside has kindly invited Athenaeum Members to The Judges’ Service to mark the beginning of the Legal Year, on Sunday 14 October at 10:30am at Liverpool Cathedral. If you would like to attend the service, please contact Gill Burrows on gillmburrows@aol.com . The Athenaeum will be opening at midday, and will be holding a lunch for members and attendees of the service (details can be found here) https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/judges-service-sunday-lunch/. If you are attending the Judges’ Service but are not a Member of the Club, please contact reception (0151 709 7770 / reception@theathenaeum.org.uk) to book your place for the lunch.

 

The Literature Group In Abeyance

We pass on our thanks and appreciation to HH John Morgan for his sterling stewardship of the Literature Interest Group. John, who took over the group from Alan Andrews in 2015, has now stepped down from his role and the search has begun to find a volunteer/volunteers to fill John’s boots, a difficult act to follow! If you are interested in becoming the facilitor of the Literary Group please contact Jack Birley. In the meantime, the group will be in abeyance.

 

The Frank Moran Young Writers Competition Launches

Now in its 17th year, the Young Writers Bursary founded by the its namesake continues to go from strength to strength. Last years competition, the first since Frank’s passing, received the most entries, and our Judges are in the process of preparing themselves for another busy year! Details of the competition, should you wish to pass them on to any budding young writers can be found here https://theathenaeum.org.uk/home/frank-moran-young-writers-competition/.

 

Film Night Programme Released!

The end of summer is nearing, the days are getting shorter, it can only mean one thing – Athenaeum Film Night’s are near! An ever popular Athenaeum staple, these jovial include supper, a classic film, and treats served during the interval, put your name down now as there is limited space in the cinema (Wine Servery)! This year’s programme is as follows; Wednesday 3 October – The Lavender Hill Mob; Wednesday 14 November – The Dam Busters; Wednesday 12 December – Meet Me In St Louis; Thursday 10 January – The Count of Monte Christo; Thursday 7 February – The Pickwick Papers; Wednesday 13 March – Irish Film Night; Thursday 4 April – The Musicals- Showboat.

 

Taking Place Next Week

Wednesday, 19 September, 2:00pm in the Library: The History Group.  https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/the-history-group-4/ 

Wednesday, 19 September, 5:00pm in the Library: Prior to the Library & Archive Meeting, Members are invited to join the President at a reception to mark official opening of the Library Reading Room, following its close down transformation. https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/library-archive-group-4/ 

Friday, 21 September, the Club is Closed for a wedding – we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Taking Place During The Rest Of September

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018, 1:00 for 1:30pm – Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/artists-talks-with-the-bluecoat-display-centre/

Thursday, 27 September, 2018, 6:30 for 7:00pm – ’30 Years of Tate Liverpool’, with Angela Nixon https://theathenaeum.org.uk/event/30-years-of-tate-liverpool-with-angela-nixon/

Friday, 28th September, the Club will be closed from 3:00pm for a Private Function taking place.

 

For Your Information

On Friday, 21 September, the Club will be closed all day to accommodate a wedding.

On Friday, 28th September, the Club will be closed from 3:00pm to accommodate a Proprietor’s function.

On Wednesday 12 December the Dining Room will be closed for a private function. The Newsroom will remain open as usual on this day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

***Events advertised are available to Members of the Athenaeum and their guests, for further information about membership of the Club please see www.theathenaeum.org.uk/membership, or alternatively call us on 0151 709 7770. If you are in Liverpool, why not drop in for a chat?

 

‘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 Vincent Roper in episode one. We hope you agree that the shots of the Club look stunning.  There is further Athenaeum involvement in episode four, with Proprietor Professor John Belchem also interviewed for the programme.

If you did not you can catch up on iPlayer now @ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b09l64y9