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The Anglo-Hellenic League
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Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work.
Annual General Meeting: Notice to Members
Members of the League are advised that the postponed AGM will take place under socially distanced conditions at the Hellenic Centre on Monday 28 September 2020 at 5.15pm.
Admission will be strictly by prior registration - limited to Members only. Please see attached notice for details of how to register.
Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2020
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2020 is Emma Bentley for her essay 'Why are the re-imaginings of the Prometheus myth by Hesiod, Aeschylus, and Plato’s Protagoras so different?’
This year’s runner-up was Molly Duffy for 'Mortality and the Monstrous: An Analysis of the Hellenistic Sculptural Depiction of Medusa from Greece and Magna Graecia’. Jessamyn Madden-Aberdein received a commendation from the judges for 'The Birth of Misunderstanding: What can Delphi and Parnassus tell us about dual worship of Apollo and Dionysus as "twin gods"?’
We thank all students at King's College London who submitted essays for the competition and congratulate the three short-listed students for essays that demonstrated creativity, scholarship and excellent writing.
On receiving news of her £500 award, Emma Bentley said:
‘I'm thrilled and honoured to have won the Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Prize. My essay approached the Prometheus myth through ontological, epistemological, and ethical lenses, and I was struck by the myth's enduring potential for negotiating complex philosophical and ideological questions. I'm so grateful to receive this prize for a piece of work that I thoroughly enjoyed researching.’
This year’s judges were: Prof. Gonda Van Steen, Dr Isabelle Clark and Dr John Kittmer. The council of the League thanks the judges for their hard work.
Because of Covid restrictions, we will be unable to hold an Award ceremony this year. We will make an announcement shortly about our programme for the autumn.
The Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund was created in honour of Katie Lentakis, who played an important role in the Greek resistance, became a prominent member of the Greek community of London, and was for many years the vice-chair of the Anglo-Hellenic League. The prize, which is open to undergraduate students in their final year at King’s College London, was first awarded in 2002.
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Cultural Programme for 2020
We are currently (as at 2 September 2020) reworking our cultural programme for the autumn owing to continuing restrictions. Current details are available here.
RUNCIMAN AWARD 2020 and 2021
The Council of the League has decided to hold the next Runciman Award in 2021, to coincide with the celebrations for the bicentenary of the start of the Greek War of Independence. There will be no award in 2020.
Our sponsorship arrangement with Elias Paraskevas Attorneys1933 has come to an amicable end. We are grateful to the company for its three-year support and commitment to the Runciman Award. We are now seeking a new sponsorship deal.
The Runciman Award has been operating for over 30 years. We are committed to its future and think the time is right to have a brief pause, to take stock of what the prize has achieved and to agree new ambitions for the years ahead, taking account of the wider purposes of the League. While much is to be decided, we expect that eligible books written in both 2019 and 2020 will be admissible for the prize in 2021.
We are open to the views of our members and supporters, and also to the ideas of authors, publishers and our judges. If you have views about the future shape of the Runciman Award, please send them to us in concise form by 31 December 2019 at our mail-box: email@example.com.
We shall make an announcement in the second half of 2020 about the relaunch of the Runciman Award.