International Study Conference – 5th & 6th June 2014

On June 5th & 6th the Athenaeum hosted a study session organised jointly by the Athenaeum Library and the Eighteenth Century Worlds Study Group, based at the University of Liverpool.  The theme of the conference was Eighteenth Century writing; actual hand written manuscripts, not printed words.  The keynote paper was given by Professor Dena Goodman … Read more

The Myth & Magic of Venice

Athenaeum Proprietors enjoyed an Italian evening on 14th November. The Dining Room was themed in an Italian style and our chef, Russell Hough, produced an excellent Italian menu. Dinner was followed by an illustrated talk on the Venice Carnevale by Brian Anderson of Anderson Images. Brian’s lively and informative presentation included many of his wonderful … Read more

New Members Informal Dining

On Friday evening 6 of our New Proprietors signed our Historic Share Register following meal at a special Informal dining evening, the night was a great success. Notably one of the Proprietors to sign the Register this evening – Mr Steven Jones, was the first Proprietor to apply to join the Institution via our new … Read more

New Reciprocal Agreements

We are pleased to announce two new Reciprocal clubs to add to our ever expanding list. Closer to home we have the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club – Dublin, and continuing our Reciprocal drive in the East – the American Club Taipei. Details of both clubs can be found below. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club 9 St … Read more

November Music Group Cancelled

Dear Proprietor, The November Music Group scheduled for Friday 1st November has been cancelled, Mr Roland plans to reschedule to a date later in November, an update is to follow.

Proprietor Zia Chaudhry interviewed for Daily Posts ‘Big Interview’

Our Proprietor Mr Zia Chaudhry has been recently interviewed for the Daily Post’s ‘Big Interview’, whilst promoting his newly published book – ‘Just An Average Muslim’. The Interview can be found below.

New Face in the Library

Once more we have been asked by the University of Liverpool to provide a work experience place for a third years undergraduate. Interviews have been held and the place has gone to Miss Natalie Ferrari who will be starting in the next few weeks. Her work will include dealing with queries and research questions , … Read more

Exhibition 2015

Plans for our joint exhibition with the Liverpool Medical Institution and the Victoria Gallery and Museum on the subject of the part played by private libraries in the expansion of Liverpool 1780 – 1837 are well in hand. The list of exhibits is almost prepared and we are looking at what if any conservation will … Read more

New Links to local school – Exciting Expansion

As a result of participation in a schools debate staged at the Athenaeum Alsop High School have asked the Library to become involved in a school-wide project which it is hoped will increase literacy and reading skills throughout the school. Mrs Wright, the deputy head teacher, has suggested that the Athenaeum Library will set a … Read more