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Science Museum:

Private Exhibition Viewing

Friday 17 December 2021, 9am


Curiosity and investigation are central to furthering our understanding of the universe today. Ancient Greek thinkers shared a similar philosophy. The Science Museum’s free exhibition Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom sets out to reveal how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world. Through the intellectual fusion of the arts, science and religion, ancient Greek thinkers sought to understand the world in a logical and mathematical way. From the stars in the night sky to the multitude of animals in the sea, visitor are invited to discover the significance of their insights through iconic sculptures,  musical instruments and more. New knowledge about the ancient Greeks is on display through the latest scientific research and through objects and artworks steeped in history, brought together in the UK for the first time.


By kind agreement of the Science Museum, the League has secured a number of places (20 in total) for a private viewing of this new exhibition, which opens on 17 November. The viewing will take place before the exhibition doors open to the public on Friday 17 December 2021, at 9am. The private tour will be led by Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments at the Science Museum and Lead Curator on Ancient Greeks: Science & Wisdom


Precedence will be given to members of the League (applications from non-members will be placed on a waiting-list). Places will be limited to two per member. Although the exhibition itself is free, we are organising the event as a fund-raiser for our end-of-year charitable giving. Your donations will benefit our charitable causes in Greece and the UK. A minimum charitable donation of £20 per place is requested (bigger donations are very welcome). 


The process for securing places on the private tour is as followed:

  • Please e-mail our Treasurer specifying how many places you require (maximum of two per member) and the value of your proposed donation. 
  • The Treasurer will confirm with you whether places are still available. If we can meet your request, he will send you details of our bank account, for payment by bank transfer.
  • Once your donation is received, the Treasurer will confirm your place(s).

Confirmed place-holders should assemble no later than 9am on Friday 17 December, at the Groups Entrance to the Science Museum, which is on Imperial College Road. The group will be led by John Kittmer, the Chair of the League.

Deadline for booking: Friday 10 December 2021.

Council of the League

15 November 2021

The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2022: Invitation to Publishers


The Anglo-Hellenic League is once again offering a prize of £10,000, known as The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award, in honour of the late Sir Steven Runciman, for an original work, wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, published in English in any country of the world in its first edition during 2021.


The full details of the competition for 2022, including eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, are set out in the attached file. We invite publishers to submit to us names and details of nominated books by 10pm (GMT), Wednesday 15 December 2021 to the Runciman administrator. The form for nominations is also set out below.


The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award is sponsored by the A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation


Council of the League

15 October 2021

Runciman Award 2022: Notice - eligibility, terms & conditions
Runciman 2022 Notice.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [219.3 KB]
Runciman Award 2022: Nominations form
Runciman Award Entry Form 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [207.5 KB]
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