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Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work.
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:
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.
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 www.runcimanaward.org.
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
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'.