Member Monday #025

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Share Holder 424, Jan Atkinson, who was recently elected to The Athenaeum Governing Board at October’s AGM. Who are you? Born in Denbigh, N. Wales but with a Liverpudlian mum I spent lots of time in Liverpool as a child visiting … Read more

Remembering HH John Ambrose Morgan

Earlier this month we received the sad news of the passing of our friend and Past President, His Honour John Morgan ( 22 September 1934 – 8 November 2020). We are grateful to John’s life long friend and fellow Athenaeum member, Richard McCullagh, for providing the below obituary. John was born in September 1934 (in … Read more

Here & There In The Library

Here and There in the Library is a journey through the magical and eclectic collection housed within The Athenaeum. The below edition was originally published in July 2015 in the Club Newsletter, and was written by newly appointed Honorary Proprietor, Alan Andrews. The Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire form a very … Read more

Member Monday#023

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 55, Dr Hollinshead. Who are you? I am Janet Hollinshead – member of the Athenaeum since 2009 and holder of share 55. In a previous existence I taught history at Liverpool Hope University. What is your greatest achievement? My most … Read more

Game On

Friday evening Dining continues this week and chef has notified us that game season has begun so look out for an interesting and delectable menu to choose from! Bookings are now being received and we are delighted to offer a special package deal for the evening comprising of; Arrival Drink of your choice* Three Course … Read more

Member Musings: ‘Plane Mystery’

The Member musing segment is kindly provided by the members of the Athenaeum, any views shared may not be reflective of the institution’s. Plane Mystery By Philip Whitfield What’s in a name? Mine’s normally shortened to Phil… an icebreaker talking to terrorists in the Arab world. How come? Fil in Arabicmeans elephant.  I’m not sure … Read more

Member Monday #022

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 328, Neil Brunskill. Who are you? I am Neil Brunskill. I am currently training to be an Anglican priest, reading for holy orders at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. I began my training in September 2018, … Read more

Reciprocal Review: Ulster Reform Club

On a typical Irish summer’s day (gale force winds, horizontal rain), we were lucky enough to take refuge in the Ulster Reform Club in the heart of Belfast. Being founded in the 1880s, it is one of our more modern reciprocals, but clearly has its traditions and they are well maintained. The Club is on … Read more

Member Musing

Britannia Waives the Rules By Phil Whitfield Headline writing is harder than you might imagine. Andy Webster’s over the i’s Proms story left the rest of Fleet Street banjaxed. ‘Browsing a chum’s family ancestry former Quarry Bank teacher John Ashcroft, known to many Proprietors, says a catchy title’s needed. ‘Such as?’ ‘Fuchs Off.’ ‘Legendary,’ says … Read more

Nominations to serve on the Main Committee

This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 22 October 2020 and the Order of Business will as usual include the election of candidates to serve on the Main Committee. There are three vacancies this year, and nominations are now being received to serve on the Main Committee. If there are more nominations … Read more

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