Beaton, Roderick rod.beaton at kcl.ac.uk
Wed May 23 01:29:08 PDT 2018


A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS FROM THE FOUNDING OF THE KORAES CHAIR<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkcl.us14.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Dae053a7fde1b4b8eb1b5f99ca%26id%3D5f1f2fe291%26e%3Da96a4fd765&data=01%7C01%7Crod.beaton%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0bb4016d11484982805908d5c0169e1b%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=0OjmPxsRo1UUevVdI2Zwp6EjeDB%2FCn6RKF%2B%2FUjqZyrs%3D&reserved=0>
Monday 18 June 2018, 18.00, Great Hall

With the award of the Katie Lentakis Prize for 2018 by the Anglo-Hellenic League.
To celebrate the centenary Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkcl.us14.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Dae053a7fde1b4b8eb1b5f99ca%26id%3D1d971867d4%26e%3Da96a4fd765&data=01%7C01%7Crod.beaton%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0bb4016d11484982805908d5c0169e1b%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=CeVXkP1oWAlGTWPJoDp%2BWbMFHFITMnyPZL6kQB9FOx4%3D&reserved=0> distinguished experts will speak on relations between Britain and the world of Hellenism in the fields of culture, literature and history, from the time of Adamantios Koraes to the present, and prospects for the future.

We are very pleased to announce that the Closing Remarks at this event will be made by the Minister for Culture and Sports, Hellenic Republic, Mrs LYDIA KONIORDOU.
CHS will be honoured to welcome the Minister to King’s.

The event is FREE to attend but prior registration is essential. Please register here<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkcl.us14.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Dae053a7fde1b4b8eb1b5f99ca%26id%3D9b466ce56d%26e%3Da96a4fd765&data=01%7C01%7Crod.beaton%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0bb4016d11484982805908d5c0169e1b%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=74h7euLxNXbiha1%2BYrs3ddwffoRZn6nwBbQNvkTabZk%3D&reserved=0>


Mrs. Lydia Koniordou was born in Athens.
She studied English literature at the Athens' University. She graduated from the National Theatre Drama School, in combination with parallel studies in music and dance.
As an actress, she has interpreted major roles, both classical and contemporary, in Greece and abroad, collaborating with the National Theatre, the Karolos Koun Art Theatre, the Municipal Theatres of Larissa, Volos, Patras, as well as with the Chatelet Theater in Paris, Teatro Piccolo in Milan and many other.
She has worked with eminent theatre directors such as Karolos Koun, Alexis Minotis, Kostas Tsianos, Lefteris Voyatzis, Sotiris Chatzakis, Robert Wilson, Alexander Vassiliev, Yannis Kokkos and others.
As a director, besides contemporary plays, she staged many ancient Greek tragedies, for the National Theatre, the Municipal Theatres of Larissa and Volos, the Athens Conservatory and for the Getty Museum in California.
For her work and overall contribution in this field, she has been awarded the Karolos Koun and the CriticsAwards.
As a pedagogue, focusing mainly on the ancient Greek drama, she has taught at the National School of Drama, at the Theatrical Studies Departments of both the Athens and Thessaloniki Universities, as well as at teaching seminars in Greece and abroad. She thus taught and directed ancient Greek drama performances at the New York University, at Binghamton N.Y., at Oxford, and at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
She has served as artistic director of the Municipal Theatres of Volos and Patras.
Mrs. Koniordou assumed the post of Minister of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic on November 2016.

Roderick Beaton
Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and
Department of Classics
Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
tel. 0044 20 7848 2517


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