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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. 


Cultural Programme for 2020 


We are pleased to announce our first cultural event for 2020. Please find further details here.

Friday, 7 February 2020, 7pm

Second Annual Lecture in memory of Niki Marangou, by John Kittmer: 'Anglo-Hellenism: adventures in cultural exchange'

Cotsen Hall, Anapiron Polemou, Athens 10676

Members and supporters of the League may wish to know that John Kittmer, the Chair of our Council, will be giving the second annual lecture in memory of the Cypriot poet, Niki Marangou. The lecture is organised by the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London, in collaboration with Mr Constantis Candounas, the lecture's sponsor.


The event will take place in Athens in Greek. Entrance is free, but you are encouraged to register your attendance here

RUNCIMAN AWARD 2020 and 2021


The Council of the League has decided to hold the next Runciman Award in 2021, to coincide with the celebrations for the bicentenary of the start of the Greek War of Independence. There will be no award in 2020.


Our sponsorship arrangement with Elias Paraskevas Attorneys1933 has come to an amicable end. We are grateful to the company for its three-year support and commitment to the Runciman Award. We are now seeking a new sponsorship deal.


The Runciman Award has been operating for over 30 years. We are committed to its future and think the time is right to have a brief pause, to take stock of what the prize has achieved and to agree new ambitions for the years ahead, taking account of the wider purposes of the League. While much is to be decided, we expect that eligible books written in both 2019 and 2020 will be admissible for the prize in 2021.


We are open to the views of our members and supporters, and also to the ideas of authors, publishers and our judges. If you have views about the future shape of the Runciman Award, please send them to us in concise form by 31 December 2019 at our mail-box:


We shall make an announcement in the first half of 2020 about the relaunch of the Runciman Award.

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.

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