From London to Messolonghi and Back: Echoes of Eternal Journeys

  • January 26, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Great Hall, KCL Strand Campus

    Greater London, London
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Prof Roderick Beaton on 'From London to Missolonghi – and Back in a Barrel of Rum: Byron’s Life in Greece'

The documentary 'From Messolonghi to London: 200 Years Later'

And the work-in-progress performance of 'Manfred Echoes'

Event in English and Greek


Date & Time

Fri, Jan 26, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue Details

Great Hall, KCL Strand Campus

Greater London, London Great Hall, KCL Strand Campus
Centre for Hellenic Studies

The Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London is a unique grouping of academics in different disciplines and departments, with interests and expertise covering more than three millennia, from Aegean prehistory to the history, language, literature and culture of Greece, Cyprus and the worldwide Greek diaspora today.

Our work and our international prestige are supported by a distinguished International Advisory Board, with external members from the USA and Greece as well as the UK. The Centre's members participate in research projects funded by such prestigious bodies as the European Research Council (ERC) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Many of our projects have attracted generous sponsorship from leading Greek and Cypriot charitable foundations, including A.G. Leventis, Stavros Niarchos and Alexander S. Onassis.

Founded in 1989, the Centre is committed to promoting knowledge and understanding of Greek history, language, and culture of all periods, and in particular the fostering of research with a comparative focus, whether cross-cultural or exploring the diachronic spectrum of Hellenism itself.

In close partnership with the Department of Classics (ranked 1st in the UK in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework) the Centre builds upon the expertise of a membership drawn from a range of departments and central services across the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Public Policy, and from the neighbouring Courtauld Institute of Art. Visiting Fellows and Visiting Professors are also affiliated to the Centre for periods of between six months and three years.

The director of the Centre is Gonda Van Steen. For a full list of members please email