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

Member Monday #024

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Share holder 240, Peter Bounds. Who are you? I am Peter Bounds, married to Geraldine, father of Andrew (Andy as he is better known hereabouts) and Richard, and grandfather of six. I retired on 31 December 1999, after 37 years in … 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 Monday #021

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 112, Past President, Michael Shankland. Who are you?  A true Scouser; one of 16 cousins who infested the streets of Anfield like the Golden Horde of Ghengis Khan. We were the first generation of our family to win scholarships to … Read more

Update: Sir David Maddison Opera Prize

On Wednesday last September 16t I chaired a production planning meeting for the 2020 Sir David Maddison Opera Prize, in company with Colonel Martin Amlôt, John Blain, Tanya Robins, and Jack Birley.  The main topic for discussion was to agree a sound and practical audience management plan for the event, to ensure that HM Government … Read more

Member Monday #020

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 273, our Immediate Past President, David Roscoe. Who are you?  I was born in Waterloo,Liverpool and educated at Merchant Taylors School and then at a number of Liverpool Colleges – the ones that are now absorbed into LJMU. Pursuing a … Read more

Member Monday #019

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week we are joined by Proprietor 68, Reverend Philip Waldron Who are you?  The Rev. Philip Waldron, Minister for Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Wirral Unitarians, Southport Unitarians. For those who don’t know William Roscoe one of the founders of the Athenaeum was a Unitarian. He attended … Read more

Strange Times: Bulletin from the President.

As we become aware of chillier mornings and the nights drawing in, we should be looking forward to an exciting calendar of events organised by our new President. Sadly, this year you will be well aware that this is not the case. Firstly I am writing this as the President rather than Martin Amlôt because … Read more

Member Monday #018

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Country Member Dr Demetrios Zamboglou. 1. Who are you? I am Dr Demetrios Zamboglou, the new Group Chief Operational Officer at CFI Financial Group, a global online broker, overseeing the operational strategy, policies, and execution, supporting the Company’s vision of … Read more

Opera Update from Proprietor David Cox.

I am delighted to report that the Sir David Maddison Opera Prize which was postponed from June 12th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, is now confirmed to take place on Saturday November 7th. There will be a limited number of tickets available to attend the event, due to social distancing considerations within the club, and reservations … Read more

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