Hon Alderman Frank Doran MBE, VR (1950-2022)

It was with great sadness we learned the news last week of the passing of Proprietor Alderman Frank Doran MBE, aged 72, following a battle with Alzheimer’s. A Proprietor since 2005, Frank was well known within the Institution and of course across the Liverpool City Region for the vast contribution he made during his lifetime, … Read more

Christmas Wine Offering

Enjoy a tipple of fine wine this Christmas with one of our specially curated mixed cases, provided by merchant Gerrard Seel. Full details of each case can be found below, order your cases now via reception@theathenaeum.org.uk or calling 0151 709 7770. Cases can be collected at the Club at no cost, or delivered to your … Read more

The Photography Interest Group – Next Meeting

Dear Member, During the last couple of months a small group of Proprietors have set up a Photography Interest Group at the Athenaeum. The aim of the group is to celebrate the art of photography through talks from people involved in Photography, exhibitions of the Group’s and other work including, with the help of the … Read more

From The Library: Two More Botanical Treasures

This article follows on from the talk I gave back in March 2018 and then the descriptions of further books on Botanic Illustrations that were emailed out to proprietors on 4th March and 14th June. Today’s books have also been written by 17th century men. The first is by a Dutch Professor of Botany and … Read more

Opera Update: 4 June 2021

Dear Athenaeum Opera Lovers,                                                    We are still on track for the Sir David Maddison Opera Prize to be staged on the evening of Friday June 18th, though we do have … Read more

Opera Update, April 2021

Dear fellow Proprietors and Opera lovers.    Friday June the 18th marks a momentous occasion, the staging of the second Sir David Maddison Opera Prize !   This eagerly awaited and twice postponed keynote event in the Athenaeum calendar at long last seems set to go ahead.  Tickets for the event are in very limited supply … Read more

Member Monday #034 – Ken Pye

Every Monday we profile one of our Members. This week in we are joined by Proprietor 272, Ken Pye. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of The Athenaeum. Who are you? I am Ken Pye, a born and bred Liverpudlian. I am enormously … Read more

What Did You Do During Lockdown? Anita Parry

Fellow Member, Anita Parry, went the extra mile and then some during lockdown, taking part in a challenge to walk a marathon a day for seven days, raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in the process. Well done Anita! You can support Anita through her just giving page, as well as read more about this … Read more

Library Update: Important Progress

Throughout this latest lock down we have been fortunate that while our staff have been shielding or on furlough, we have been able to make use of a number of the Library stewards and volunteers in continuing the transformational work on the stacks-which as you will remember was always Phase 2 of the project following … Read more

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The President, Proprietors and the Staff of the Athenaeum, Liverpool wish to record their heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy for Her Majesty the Queen on the loss of Her Majesty’s beloved consort, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  We understand very well just how much of a support and comfort The Duke … Read more