Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
The Thirteenth Annual Hellenic Lecture on “The Substance and the Shadows: reflections on British-Greek relations over two centuries” by Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, KCVO, CMG, historian and former British Ambassador to Greece, will be held in the Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at 6.15pm.
The Lecture will offer reflections on the British-Greek relationship since the time of independence, with its highs and lows, its particular charged quality, and its changes over time; with comments on the idea of Greece for the British governing class, the relevance of the classical tradition, the role of the Greek crown, and on some of the key personalities from Byron onwards, through Gladstone to Lloyd George, Venizelos, and Churchill.
This annual event is co-organised and sponsored by RHUL Events Office and the Hellenic Institute. Further information from Mrs Marta Baker (M.Baker@rhul.ac.uk ).
A Memorial Concert for Julian Chrysostomides (1928-2008), the distinguished Byzantinist and former Director of RHUL Hellenic Institute, will take place in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London W2 4LQ, on Friday 18 October 2013 at 7.30pm.
The Arcadia Mundi Orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending conducted by Anastasios Strikos with George Hlawiczka in solo Violin, followed by the world premiere of Philippos Tsalahouris, Julian Suite (Ιουλιανή Σουΐτα) for Orchestra, Opus 85, conducted by the composer and commissioned by the Hellenic Institute on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Julian Chrysostomides’ passing away († 18.X.2008) (please see attached poster).
This memorial event is organised by the Hellenic Institute with the generous support of RHUL Development and Alumni Relations Office, RHUL History Department, The A.G. Leventis Foundation, The Friends of the Hellenic Institute, and private donors. Further information from Ch.Dendrinos@rhul.ac.uk.
Both events are open to students, staff, Friends and members of the public free of charge. No ticket or need to book a place.
I do hope you will be able to join us in these special events which mark the 20 years since the establishment of our Institute.
With warmest good wishes for the new academic year,
Senior Lecturer in Byzantine Literature and Greek Palaeography
University of London
Surrey TW20 0EX, UK
Tel.: +44 (0)1784 443791/443086
Fax: +44 (0)1784 433032