Helicopters in Paradise Street?

A scheme in the 1950s and early 1960s saw city-centre helicopters as the way to promote urban mobility and inter-city travel. New technology would get this form of transport right to the heart of Liverpool. An article in the 2014 (volume 163) of Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire examines the plans … Read more

Summer in the Library

Summer in the Library ‘Talking Revolution’ – Book Launch, May 5th 7 – 9pm This event, organised by Liverpool University Press and the English School of the University, marks the publication of two important volumes on the poetry and life of Edward Rushton, the Liverpool pamphleteer, philanthropist, anti slavery campaigner and poet.  Among the speakers … Read more

Athenaeum & 18th Century Worlds – Annual Workshop

Coffee, Tea and Chocolate: Fuelling Modernity Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop Liverpool Athenaeum 4th – 6th June 2015 Timings to be confirmed   The annual joint workshop of the Athenaeum and 18th Century Worlds Study Group if to take place on 4 – 6 June 2015.  Proprietors and members of the Friends of the Library … Read more

Unique Opportunity for Proprietors!

Alyson Pollard, curator of the Lady Lever Art gallery has been involved in staging a major exhibition in Moscow; where they exhibited some of the Port Sunlight superb Wedgwood collection alongside examples of the treasures from Russian Museum and Galleries.  On Thursday 19th March at 5.15pm she is speaking to the 18th Century World’s Group … Read more

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

Round the World in the Library

On Thursday 26th February the Athenaeum was crowded with over ninety Proprietors and their guests who had come to enjoy the annual Library Dinner, now into its fourth year this has become one of the highlights of the Athenaeum year. After dinning the party made their way to the Newsroom for a presentation by the … Read more