George Case – In Colour

Following on from part two of ‘The Story of The Athenaeum’ published on Monday, we are delighted to share the image of the painting of the Club’s first President, George Case. The fantastic picture has been painting by Proprietor Colin Langeveld and hangs proudly in the entrance hall to the left of the Presidents board. … Read more

Story of The Athenaeum p.3

The Roscoe Myth In 1797, at the time of the foundation of the Athenaeum, William Roscoe was the most famous man  in Liverpool.  A largely self educated polymath, he was reputed as a poet, a historian, a biographer, an artist, a collector of art works, a politician, an educationalist  and an innovator of any and … Read more

The Story of The Athenaeum p.2

“Creating the Athenaeum” In the first part of this history we touched on the Georgian tendency to form groups of like-minded individuals.  Of course, people had always congregated in the alehouse, in the coffee house, and a more limited form in social groups based on these institutions, in Liverpool known as “Firesides” where the habitués … Read more

Member Monday #006

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 360, Membership Secretary Maria Checkland! Who are you? Maria Checkland, Café owner, Fragrance Consultant, and Equalities Advisor. I joined the Athenaeum in 2011. What is your greatest achievement? I don’t really think of achievements too much, I’m too busy … Read more

The Story Of The Athenaeum p.1

“Liverpool’s Cultural Revolution” The town which emerged from the century after 1660 was a very different place to the small Lancashire market town with a rather unsatisfactory port, mostly engaged in trade around the Celtic Sea that had existed.  Contemporary commentators wrote of it in glowing terms. In 1693 William Blundell, who had helped to … Read more

AGM Arrangements 2020

As reported previously, due to the extraordinary circumstances we all find ourselves in at present, the Annual General Meeting scheduled for July 8 2020 has been postponed and will now take place later this year. Details of the rearrangement will be circulated in the coming weeks once finalised. Under normal circumstances now would be the … Read more

Member Monday #005

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 111, Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips! Who are you? I present the lunchtime phone-in programme between 12 and 2 every weekday on BBC Radio Merseyside What is your greatest achievement? To have married wisely and between the two of us, … Read more

Member Monday #004

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 186, John Blain. As announced by the President last week, John has been appointed General Manager of the Club on an interim basis. Who are you? I am John Blain, I am a lifelong Evertonian, Chairman of the Everton … Read more