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As part of an event series hosted by the Centre for Hellenic Studies.

We are delighted to invite you to attend The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award Ceremony 2023, under the joint sponsorship of the Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.

Since 1986, the Award has rewarded annually the best book or books published the previous year in English about some aspect of Greece. The Award this year goes to the best book(s) published in 2022.

You are warmly invited to join us at our award ceremony, at which our chair of judges, Prof. Peter Frankopan, will announce the winner. The winner will attend the event and speak about the winning book. The keynote speech will be given by Prof. Dame Mary Beard on: 'How do we best argue for Classics?' The event will be introduced and chaired by Dr John Kittmer, chair of the Council of the League. A reception will follow.

Because of the attendance at our event of a VIP, we ask that all guests take their places in the Great Hall of King’s College London no later than 6.45 pm.

It is also possible to watch the event live online via Zoom. The recording will be uploaded on our YouTube channel in the days after the ceremony.

You can find out more details about this year’s competition, including the long list and short list, on our website.

Speaker's Bio

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow Emerita of Newnham College, Professor of Ancient Literature at the Royal Academy, Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and a Fellow of the British Academy and International Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has written numerous books and articles on ancient history and archaeology including Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town (2008), SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015) and Women and Power: A Manifesto (2017).

Event details

Great Hall
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS