Please note that all the arrangements listed below will be dependent on Covid restrictions and may have to be altered

Honorary Degree Ceremony

Friday 1st October 2021

The ceremony to upgrade teaching certificates to Honorary B.Eds  will take place on Friday 1st October 2021 at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Those of you who have applied to receive the upgrade will be contacted directly by Liverpool John Moores University to inform you of arrangements for the ceremony. If you have not applied for the upgrade but still wish to do so please read the ‘Letter from your President’ shown on the opening page of the website and complete an application asap.

The Degree Ceremony will coincide with the start of our APS weekend and some of you may wish to join in our reunion after the degree ceremony. St George’s Hall is situated close by the Holiday Inn Hotel where we will be holding our meeting. The programme for the weekend is shown below and you will need to book if you would like to join us. If you are a member of APS you will have received a booking form with your Journal. If you are not a member, you are still very welcome to join us and you can obtain booking forms by clicking here


APS Regional Reunion in Liverpool

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October 2021

Holiday Inn Hotel

We look forward to welcoming APS members and non-members to our Annual Reunion in 2021.

Please try to find and encourage ex-IMM people to come along.

Liverpool is a city that is very special to us all and one that has had an amazing transformation in the last decade.  However, because of this, it is an enormously popular visitor destination and consequently hotel rooms get booked up very early and they are not cheap.  We have reserved some rooms for our members at the Holiday Inn but it is up to individuals to confirm their bookings and pay the hotel direct.  Please do not depend on getting a last minute deal, book early wherever you decide to stay.


Friday 1st October   You and your friends can choose to eat in the View Restaurant of the Holiday Inn (see Booking form) or try one of the many restaurants available on your doorstep in the city centre.

Saturday 2nd October

9.15 onwards          Non-residents arrive and meet in the conference area atrium on the 2ndfloor.          Coffee/tea & refreshments.

10.00am                   Reunion `Welcome and Introductions` in the Conference Room, Liverpool 1.  `Getting to Know You` opportunity to meet past students from other years.

11.00am                   Coffee Break

11.30am                   Speaker – Sarah Green. Sarah is the great niece of Irene Mabel Marsh. She is a retired history teacher with a special interest in women’s education. Her session is entitled, The Life and Work of Miss Irene Mabel Marsh.’

                                    Speaker – Pat Shenton.  ‘An Update on I.M.Marsh’.

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch

2.00pm                      Annual General Meeting.  Non-members are invited to attend as observers.

3.00pm (approx)    Opportunity to stay and chat or visit one of the many attractions close-by.

7.00pm                      Silver service Dinner in the Liverpool 2 as ordered on the booking form.


We hope to arrange something for Sunday morning for those who are staying overnight on Saturday.

The Holiday Inn – City Centre

Lime Street, Liverpool

The Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre is in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant city centre; located opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station, overlooking the neoclassical splendour of St. George’s Hall.

The hotel is a short walk from the Walker Art Gallery and the Empire Theatre.  A 15-minute stroll takes you to the lively Albert Dock, packed with sites like the Beatles Museum and Tate Liverpool.  The Liverpool One complex, teeming with shops and restaurants is right on the doorstep.

Let the train take the strain – the hotel is directly opposite Lime Street Station.  However, if you must bring your car there is a secure car park (St John’s) adjacent to the hotel.  Parking tickets have to be counter-stamped by the hotel.

Our meeting takes place in the Liverpool 1 Suite which is on the 2nd floor, with stairs and lift access from the entrance foyer.  Although the room has no natural light it is spacious and air-conditioned.  Tea and coffee will be available in the concourse outside Liverpool 1. Lunch will be served in the Restaurant overlooking the city and dinner will be in Liverpool 2.

The AGM will finish at approx. 3pm in order to give you time to see something of Liverpool with your friends.

This year APS will not book any overnight rooms.  This can be done directly with the Holiday Inn or you can choose to stay at any of the other hotels in the vicinity.

A booking form was inserted in this year’s Journal. If you require more forms you can obtain them by clicking here.

Please help us by booking A.S.A.P

The Holiday Inn – City Centre
Lime Street, Liverpool