Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Athenaeum and its Members were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty King Charles III and his family. The official period of mourning is being observed, with a union flag at half-mast and Club-organised social events will not take place … Read more

Hon Alderman Frank Doran MBE, VR (1950-2022)

It was with great sadness we learned the news last week of the passing of Proprietor Alderman Frank Doran MBE, aged 72, following a battle with Alzheimer’s. A Proprietor since 2005, Frank was well known within the Institution and of course across the Liverpool City Region for the vast contribution he made during his lifetime, … Read more

Athenaeum Wines – New Wine List

If you’ve enjoyed a bottle at the Club recently, you will have sampled a drop from our new wine list! After the soft testing period we formally launch this Saturday at the Jubilee lunch, with the introduction of The Athenaeum’s own label Club wine! Why not buy a couple of bottles next week to take … Read more

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