Our monthly talks are open to all members (and invited guests by prior arrangement only) and cover a balanced programme of topics within an overall maritime theme.

Talks are held at The Athenaeum, 18 Church Alley, Liverpool L1 3DD, usually on the third Thursday of each month from September through to May at 12.30pm, with refreshments available from midday.  Unless advised otherwise, members do not need to indicate attendance in advance, and can simply turn up on the day.  Members who wish to invite guests must notify us at at least 24 hours in advance.  The calendar of events is as follows:

DEMS: Defending the Ships that Won the War – Graham Hodson @ The Athenaeum
Apr 20 @ 12:30

A history of the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships organisation and a tribute to all who served in DEMS during WW2.

The Loss of the Royston Grange – David White @ The Athenaeum
May 18 @ 12:30

The loss in 1972 of the steamship Royston Grange together with all 74 of those on board,  was the first time since the Second World War that the entire complement of a British ship was lost. Though some aspects of the accident are well understood, questions remain.