For the work of the Hellenic Institute to continue, the next generation of teachers and scholars has to be trained and endowed with essential skills. The Friends of the Hellenic Institute have come together to provide a scholarship to enable gifted students to study for the MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies or pursue MPhil/PhD research in the history and culture of Byzantium. The scholarship is named the Nikolaos Oikonomides Postgraduate Studentship, in honour of the distinguished Greek Byzantinist (1934-2000) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Byzantine Studies.
The Friends have established two Prizes:
The Joan Mervyn Hussey Memorial Prize in Byzantine Studies in memory of the great Byzantine scholar and teacher J.M. Hussey (1907-2006), Emeritus Professor of History in the University of London and former Head of the History Department at Royal Holloway College is offered to students who complete their MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at the Hellenic Institute with the mark of distinction.
The John Penrose Barron Memorial Prize in Hellenic Studies in memory of the eminent Hellenist Professor J. P. Barron (1934-2006), former Master of St Peter's College, Oxford, Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, and Friend and member of the Steering Group of the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway College, is offered to students who complete their MA History: Hellenic Studies at the Hellenic Institute with the mark of distinction.
In addition the Friends have established The Julian Chrysostomides Bursaries in memory of J. Chrysostomides (1928-2008), Emeritus Reader in Byzantine History in the University of London and former Director of our Institute, and The Pat Macklin Bursaries in memory of P. Macklin (1915-2009), former student and Friend of our Institute, offered to students who pursue MA programmes and MPhil/PhD research in Hellenic and Byzantine Studies at the Hellenic Institute and the College.
Friends pay an annual subscription of £15 and whatever donation they can afford, which is used solely for the purpose of financing the scholarship, prizes and bursaries, and receive an annual Newsletter giving details of the fund and the activities of the Institute.
For further information on how to join the Friends of the Hellenic Institute please contact Dr Charalambos Dendrinos, Director, The Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom, Tel. +44 (0)1784 443086. Fax: +44 (0)1784 433032