Thank You Very Much To The NHS

In 1967 Liverpool band, The Scaffold, comprising of John Gorman (a Proprietor of the Athenaeum), Roger McGough and Mike McCartney (many of you will know his brother) released a hit song in ‘Thank You Very Much for the Aintree Iron’. In a fitting tribute to heroes of our time, the group have re-recorded the song … Read more

Play Chess Online

During these strange times many of us have turned to the internet as a lifeline to keep us occupied through the lock down. Some of our members may be interested in playing chess online at If you are interested in light-hearted competition between a fellow member, feel free to contact Nigel Hobro on … Read more

COVID-19 Temporary Closure Update

On Sunday 10 May the government confirmed the current lock down measures will be extended and have begun to announce a phased return to the ‘new normal’. In line with this instruction the Club will remain closed and the Committee will assess the possibility of reopening following each Government review. Reports currently suggest hospitality businesses … Read more

Reciprocal Review #001

Each week we explore one of many fantastic Clubs who share reciprocity with The Athenaeum. In this edition we head to Cambridge to Visit the Hawks’ Club, ‘the home of sporting excellence at Cambridge, since 1872. Address: 18 Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF Website: Email: Telephone: 01223 314 666 The Hawks’ Club has … Read more

Member Monday #001

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in our inaugural feature we break the rules before we have started, as we get the ball rolling by profiling a non-member, in our Secretary, Jack Birley.

The Corona Chronicles Vol. 1

Good day all,     As we progress into these troubling and uncertain times, we are regularly comforted with the positive mantra that we will get through this together, and that we will come out on the other side both closer and stronger. Its a sentiment I firmly believe to be true, and it is … Read more

Temporary Closure – Covid-19

Dear all, The Main Committee met this morning (Tuesday 17th March) as a matter of urgency to consider the escalation of the Covid-19 threat and its impact on Club in terms of the safety of staff, Proprietors and visitors. In considering an appropriate response the Committee were mindful of our membership, government recommendations and the … Read more