May 2020 – Literature Group

We are delighted to continue to provide presentations from the Literature group, in lieu of their monthly meeting at the Club. This month’s has been prepared by Proprietor Jutta Hesketh, and is on the Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges. Enjoy!

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

VE Day 75th Anniversary – May 8th 2020

The country will come together to celebrate VE Day 75 and remember the end of the Second World War in Europe this Friday (May 8th). The Athenaeum was due to mark the occasion with a lunch, but current events have made that impossible. Instead, we share the below message from our friends at SSAFA. SSAFA … Read more

Member Musing – Alas Alack

Last Burns’ night, I was invited to a friend’s to celebrate. During the pre-dinner drinks get-together, the hostess said that it was traditional to do an Address to the Lassies, and would I say an appropriate poem or something. I, of course, said ‘yes’. But spent the rest of the pre-drinking, the piping and eating, … Read more

Member Monday #003

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor Stuart Lawrence. Who are you?  I am Stuart Lawrence. A mechanical engineer by first degree and now a business leader following a second degree in 2002. What is your greatest achievement?  Oddly perhaps, my greatest achievement has nothing to … Read more

The Corona Chronicles: Volume 6

Good day all, An interesting Chronicle today about what could have been. Yesterday evening a twitter user tagged the Club in a post of theirs, which led me to look through some of the older images of the Club, and subsequently, pictures of our previous premises on Church Street. I find with pictures, particularly older … Read more

RAF: Happy Birthday Captain Tom

Musicians of the Royal Air Force, including the Athenaeum’s own Tom Crowley, have proven COVID-19 will not cease their music, putting together the below piece to commemorate Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday. Captain Tom has inspired the nation and beyond in his fundraising efforts, in doing so has now raised over £30,000,000.00 for NHS Charities!

Member Musings: The RCMG

Contributed by Proprietor Steven Lyus. The Rhododendron Society was formed by four founder members: Charles Eley, John Guille Millais (a descendant of Sir John Everett) and JC and PD Williams, who met at Lanarth in Cornwall and declared ‘We are the Rhododendron Society’.  In those early days, select members were invited to join, and were … Read more

Member Musings: Good Gossip

Good Gossip By Phil Whitfield I’ve made a living listening to it. Heard a guy gossiping about christening his son with the names of all the English football team. That took me from the Daily Post to the Daily Mail, where I heard a Littlewoods guy gossiping. He’d stripped a Liverpool lass of her pools … Read more

Member Monday #002

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor Steven Jones. Who are you?  I am Steven Jones, I am a maritime consultant and author, and have been part of The Athenaeum for around 5 years. What is your greatest achievement?  I once laid the first dedicated internet … Read more