Runciman award – new sponsor

Anglo-Hellenic League press release

Runciman award – new sponsor

The Anglo-Hellenic League tonight announced in London that the Runciman Award, given annually for the best book written in English in the previous year about some aspect of Greece or Hellenic culture, has a new sponsor. From 2017 for the next five years the award is to be supported by the London branch of Elias Paraskevas Attorneys 1933, a leading law firm registered in Athens.

Speaking on behalf of Elias Paraskevas Attorneys 1933, Mr. Dimitris Paraskevas, Managing Partner at the London office, said:

“We are delighted to take the opportunity of supporting this cause as part of our philanthropic programme. We embrace deeply both the purpose of the Runciman Award and the wider contribution which the Anglo-Hellenic League makes to the relationship between the United Kingdom and Greece.”

Speaking on behalf of the Anglo-Hellenic League, the Chairman of Council Mr. Gerald Cadogan said:

“The Runciman Award is the most important of the regular activities which the League undertakes. We record our gratitude to the National  Bank of Greece for having sponsored the award for many years, and we are delighted now to have found another distinguished sponsor from Greece, to enable us to keep  the award going as a partnership between our two countries.”

Notes for editors

The Runciman Award was established by the Anglo-Hellenic League in 1986 at the initiative of Lord Jellicoe, then chairman of the League’s council. It is named in honour of Sir Steven Runciman.

The award has been sponsored since 1999 by the National Bank of Greece.

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