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We are pleased to announce the annual award ceremony and lecture for the Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2023. The Award is given annually by the League in memory of Katie Lentakis, for many years a stalwart of the London Greek community and a longstanding Vice-Chair of the League. The competition is open to final-year undergraduates at King’s College London for an essay on a Greek subject.

The ceremony will be an opportunity to applaud and, we hope, meet the winner of this year’s competition. In addition, the Department of Classics at King’s College London will be handing out the inaugural dissertation prize of the Society for Platonic Studies.

After the ceremonials are over, the annual Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Lecture will take the form of a conversation between Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory at the LSE, and Dr John Kittmer, Chair of the League, about Prof. Featherstone’s academic career tracking the ins and outs, the ups and downs of the Greek political scene.

This event will not be livestreamed or recorded.

Speaker's Bio

Kevin Featherstone is Professorial Research Fellow and Director of the Hellenic Observatory in the European Institute at LSE. He is a political scientist who has specialised in Greek and European politics. His many books include: Prime Ministers in Greece: the paradox of power; The Limits of Europeanisation: reform capacity and structural reform in Greece (both with D. Papadimitriou); and, Europe in Modern Greek History. He has contributed regularly to Greek and international media. He has interviewed all living Greek prime ministers and hosted many leading Greek figures in discussion at the LSE. In 2021, he received the award of 'Grand Commander, Order of the Phoenix' of the Hellenic Republic and in 2022, he was made an honorary citizen of Greece by decree of President Sakellaropoulou. He is a member of the Council of the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Event details

Council Room (K2.29)
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS