Event Date: 11 March 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
The 2014 Hellenic Lecture
Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith KCVO, CMG (Historian and Former British Ambassador to Greece) – The Substance and the Shadows: Reflections on British-Greek Relations over Two Centuries
This lecture will offer reflections on the British-Greek relationship since the time of independence, with its highs and lows, its particular charged quality, and its changes over time; with comments on the idea of Greece for the British governing class, the relevance of the classical tradition, the role of the Greek crown, and on some of the key personalities from Byron onwards, through Gladstone to Lloyd George, Venizelos, and Churchill.