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Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work. 


Tuesday 3 December, 7 pm

Victoria Hislop

‘Victoria Hislop in Conversation’

Wolfson Auditorium, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH


Best-selling author Victoria Hislop will be in conversation with John Kittmer (Chair of the League) about her passion for Greece and the role that Greece plays in her writing, including her latest book Those Who Are Loved.

Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to Kate Smith via
This event is organised in collaboration with the British School at Athens.

New member of Council - Prof. Gonda Van Steen


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Gonda Van Steen, Koraes Professor at King's College London, has accepted the Council's invitation, under the League's co-option procedure (rule 6), to become a member of the League's Council and a trustee of the charity. The co-option is immediately effective. We are delighted that Gonda has joined us.


Following several years of service as a member, Prof. Roderick Beaton has recently stepped down from the League's Council. We thank Roddy for his long and distinguished service and send him our best wishes for his new projects.

Draft minutes of AGM 2019 - for members' inspection


The Council has provisionally approved draft minutes of the AGM on 13 June 2019. The minutes are attached (below) for any member wishing to consult them. Members present are invited to propose corrections by 31 December 2019 to The final record will be for the AGM to approve in June 2020.

AGM 2019 Draft Minutes
AGM 2019 Minutes v_1.0.pdf
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Monday 17 June 2019, 6pm 

Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2019

King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS


Dr Anastasia Bakogianni: ‘Fidelity vs. Creativity: The Screen Reception of Ancient Tragedy in Modern Greece’


The League is pleased to announce the winner and short-listed students for the Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2019.


The winner of the £500 award is Gina Prat Lilly for an essay entitled: 'Between dictatorship and exile: Two Antigones of postwar Spain. Salvador Espriu’s Antígona and María Zambrano’s La tumba de Antígona.' 


The two highly commended entries are Medea Manaz for an essay entitled: ‘Is Acting Madness? A Metatheatrical Reading of Euripides’ Bacchae’ and Mark Coomber for 'The Importance of Christianity to the Imperial Ideology of the Empire of Trebizond 1204-1448’. 

At a well-attended ceremony in the Council Room of King's College London, the Chair of the League congratulated the winner and short-listed students for the very high standard of their submissions. 


The award ceremony was followed by an illustrated lecture given by Dr Anastasia Bakogianni, Lecturer in Classical Studies at Massey University, New Zealand. 



Two joint winners, four others short-listed and highly commended


The Runciman judges met on 1 May to assess the field of 51 books submitted for the Runciman Award this year. They arrived at a short list of six books from which they chose two joint winners. The £9,000 award, sponsored by Elias Paraskevas Attorneys1933, will be shared between: 


Time and its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire

Paul J Kosmin

Belknap Press of Harvard


The Transformation of Athens

Robin Osborne

Princeton University Press


Also on the short list were the following four books which the judges commended highly: 


The Gardens of Corfu

Rachel Weaving with Marianne Majerus



The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

Andras Németh



The Best of the Grammarians

Francesca Schironi

University of Michigan Press


Hesiod, Works and Days

A E Stallings (trans.)

Penguin Classics


The award ceremony was held at the Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS on Thursday 13 June.


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