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Note: Although the Anglo-Hellenic League is a member society of the Hellenic Centre, and has a post-box at the Hellenic Centre, it is not affiliated with the Hellenic Community Trust or the Hellenic Centre in any other way. If you would like to contact the Hellenic Centre, you will find information here. We regret that we are unable to forward messages to the Hellenic Centre. 

The Anglo-Hellenic League

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


The League's Autumn Programme of Events for 2018


We are pleased to announce our autumn programme of events, featuring talks by distinguished speakers on Thessaloniki, Climate Change in the Hellenic World and the Post-War Adoption Movement of Greek Children to the USA. For further details please click Cultural events

Albania Overboard: Albania to Corfu Swim 2018

The League is supporting the third Albania to Corfu Swim, which will take place on 8 September 2018. The swimmers are raising money, through the League, for ‘The Smile of the Child’, a registered Greek Charity. With ten ‘houses’ across Greece, ‘The Smile of the Child’ has, in its 25-year history, helped over 1.3m children recover from the effects of violence, health problems and extreme poverty, as well as spearheading countless missing children's campaigns.

In 2016, the swimmers raised approx. 20,000€ for the cause and they hope this year to increase that figure significantly.

The League is strongly committed to the alleviation of poverty. We encourage all members and supporters of the League to support this cause. You can find more information about the event and how to donate on-line by clicking here. Alternatively you can make donations for this cause directly to the Anglo-Hellenic League; details can be found in the attached file.

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Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2018 and Koraes Chair Centenary Event


In honour of Katie Lentakis, a former Vice-Chair of the Council, the League gives an annual prize to a final-year undergraduate in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King's College London, for an essay on a topic related to any field of Hellenic Studies. 


This year, three students were short-listed for the award: 

  • Felicity Beech, for an essay entitled “Euripides’ ‘New Helen’ and Homer”, supervised by Professor Ismene Lada-Richards
  • Nicolaus Christenson, for an essay called “Spartan Educational Ideals in the Prussian Cadet Corps of the 19th Century”, supervised by Dr Dan Orrells and 
  • Harry Tanner, for an essay entitled “The Meaning of  τάλας: A Scientific Approach”, supervised by Dr Akrivi Taousiani.

At a ceremony in the Great Hall of King's College on 18 June 2018, it was announced that the winner for 2018 is Harry Tanner. The League congratulates him for his excellent essay.


The event took place as part of the Celebrations for the Centenary of the Koraes Chair at King's College. A copy of the introductory remarks contributed by the Chair of the League is attached. For an account (in Greek) of the event in the newspaper Καθημερινή, click here.

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Runciman Award 2018


The winners of the Runciman Award 2018 were announced at a ceremony, in the presence of our President and Chief Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent, on Thursday 14 June 2018.


Congratulations to Matthew Simonton, author of Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History, and Colm Toibin, author of House of Names.



Guest speaker: Neil MacGregor, OM

Sponsored by Elias Paraskevas Attorneys


Information about the award (including list of books submitted, short-list and interviews with short-llisted authors) can be found at



The guests assembled at the Hellenic Centre

John Kittmer, Chair of the Council of the Anglo-Hellenic League

Dr John Penney, Chair of Judges (L) and Dr Neil MacGregor, Guest Speaker (R)

Awarding the winners (from L - R): HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Chief Patron and President of the League; Dimitris Paraskevas, Sponsor of the Runciman Award; Mary Mount, publisher of Colm Toibin (joint winner); Prof. Matthew Simonton (joint winner)

Prof. Matthew Simonton

Mary Mount 

The winning books 

New Council for 2018-19


At the Annual General Meeting on 14 June 2018, a new Council was elected. Three members of Council had earlier indicated their intention to retire from it. Members present at the AGM warmly thanked Mr Gerald Cadogan (former Chairman), Lady Cartledge and Mrs Edmée Leventis for their many years of service and dedication to the League and wished them well in their future endeavours.


Two members of Council were elected for the first time: Ms Louisa Leventis and Dr Anne McCabe. Members present at the AGM welcomed the two new Council members to their positions.


All other members of the Council for 2017-18 were re-elected for 2018-19.


The full list of Council for 2018-19 is set out 0n this website under 'About Us'.

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