The Athenaeum was built in 1837 as the club building of the Manchester Athenaeum for the Advancement and Diffusion of Knowledge, a society formed in 1835. The building, designed by architect Sir Charles Barry in the Italian palazzo style, is now part of the Manchester Art Gallery. Related BRANCH article: Robert O'Kell, "On Young England."


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Timeline of Events Associated with Athenaeum

Date Event Manage
Oct 1844

Young England meeting of Manchester Athenaeum

Benjamin DisraeliOn 3 October 1844, a Young England meeting of the Manchester Athenaeum occurred. Image: Photograph of Benjamin Disraeli by Cornelius Jabez Hughes, 1878. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Robert O’Kell, “On Young England”