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The Anglo-Hellenic League

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


Runciman Award 2021: Notice for Publishers


In 2021, the League is relaunching and offering a prize, known as the 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 2019 or 2020. Details of eligibility, terms and conditions of the Award in 2021, including the new process for publishers' nominations of books, are contained in the attached file 'Notice for Publishers'. The entry form is also attached below.


We shall make an announcement early in 2021 on the website of the Runciman Award about the new sponsorship arrangements, the composition of the judging panel and the key dates for the award in 2021. The chair of judges in 2021 is Prof. Peter Frankopan.

Notice for Publishers
Runciman Award 2021 Notice.pdf
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Entry form 2021
Runciman Award Entry Form 2021.docx
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In Memoriam: Matti Egon-Xylas (1935-2020)


On behalf of the Council and members of the League, our Chairman has written to the family of Matti Egon-Xylas to express our condolences at her passing away.


Matti was, for many years, an active and generous member of the League. Born into a Greek shipping family, she was largely brought up and educated in England. From an early age she devoted herself to philanthropy, becoming a major benefactor for causes in the UK and Greece. In addition to her involvement with the League, Matti founded the Greek Archaeological Committee UK and, with her second husband, Nicholas Egon, established and endowed the annual Runciman Lecture at King's College London.


Matti was a wonderful, warm and charming person: a friend and inspiration to very many. She will be much missed and remembered with great affection. Αιωνία της η μνήμη.


Council of the League

20 October 2020 

League welcomes the new Greek Ambassador
The Council of the League is delighted that the new Greek Ambassador, HE Mr Ioannis E. Raptakis, has accepted our traditional invitation to become joint patron of the League. We welcome the Ambassador and his wife to London and wish them every success and happiness in their tour of duty. 
(By virtue of office, the serving British Ambassador to Greece and Greek Ambassador to the UK are traditionally invited to be the League’s joint patrons. Our chief patron and president is HRH Prince Michael of Kent.)
Council of the League
14 October 2020

Annual General Meeting: Draft Minutes


The postponed AGM took place under socially distanced conditions at the Hellenic Centre on Monday 28 September 2020 at 5.15pm. 


Draft minutes are attached. Members who attended the AGM are welcome to submit any amendments by 31 December 2020.

Draft Minutes of the AGM 2020
AGM 2020 Minutes v_1.0.pdf
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