Member Monday #015

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 395, Mrs Jane Owens. Who are you? My name is Jane Owens. I am a school governor of many years standing in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools where I am the chair of those boards. I am also the … Read more

Member Monday #14

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 161, Committee Member Mr Jim Bellew. Who are you? I’m James Aloysius Bellew, I think my father gave me the middle name as a challenge. It originally belonged to my grandfather, who was killed in the engine of the … Read more

Member Monday #13

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 456, Catering Representative Professor John Belchem. Who are you? I am an academic historian who joined the University of Liverpool in January 1980 from an earlier post in New Zealand, and progressed through the ranks to become Head of … Read more

Member Monday #012

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 330, Committee Member Ken Orme. Who are you? My life story is one of unimportence. Brought up in 2up 2down terrace in Whiston, gas lit, ourside toilet ie Midden and bath hung on a nail in the yard. Went … Read more

Some Proprietors Of Note: Picton & Chavasse

Extract from ‘The History of The Athenaeum – 1797-1997’. Sir James A Picton – 1805-1889President 1886 Architect, historian and local councillor. As an architect, Picton designed a number of Liverpool buildings, but he also had a great reputation as an arbitrator in land and building disputes. His interest in the buildings and history of his … Read more

Member Monday #011

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 142, the Honorary Secretary of The Athenaeum, David Brazendale. Who are you? David Brazendale, former Library Chairman and current Honorary Secretary of The Athenaeum. What is your greatest achievement? Assuming this refers to achievements in the Athenaeum my greatest … Read more

Some Proprietors Of Note: Panizzi & Duncan

Extract from ‘The History of The Athenaeum – 1797-1997’. Antonio Panizzi – 1797-1879Prince of Librarians From an almost penniless Italian refugee to Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum – that was the achievement of Panizzi, later to become Sir Anthony Panizzi KCB. When he arrived in England in 1823, as a political refugee, … Read more

Some Proprietors of Note – Traill & Booth

Extract from ‘The History of The Athenaeum – 1797-1997’. Thomas S Traill – 1781-1862President 1823-25 Physician, professor and editor of the ‘Encyclopaedia Britannic’. A Scotsman, he graduated in medicine at Edinburgh University in 1802. He practiced medicine successfully in Liverpool for nearly thirty years, until 1832 when he returned to Edinburgh to become Professor of … Read more

Judges’ Service 2020

This notice is sent on behalf of the High Sheriff of Merseyside, His Honour John Roberts DL, to inform you of the date for the 2020 Service to mark the beginning of the Legal Year.                              A SERVICE TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE LEGAL YEAR “HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AT HER CORONATION PROMISED TO … Read more

Member Monday #010

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 421, the Deputy Vice-President of The Athenaeum and Rector of Liverpool, The Reverend Dr. Crispin Pailing. Who are you? I am Crispin Pailing and I joined the Athenaeum when I became Rector of Liverpool nearly six years ago. By … Read more