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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:

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, The Pat Macklin Bursaries in memory of P. Macklin (1915-2009), former student and Friend of our Institute, and the and The Konstantinos Kokonouzis Bursaries in memory of K. Kokonouzis (1974-1997), who served as Second Lieutenant (Engineer) in the Hellenic Air Force, 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. Voluntary donations above and beyond this sum help fund studentships, bursaries, and prizes. Friends also receive the Institute‚Äôs annual Newsletter, which provides a detailed account of our activities.

Donations to The Hellenic Institute can be made online and by cheque payable to "RHBNC Hellenic Institute" and posted to The Hellenic Institute, History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom.

For further information on how to join the Friends of the Hellenic Institute please contact:

Dr Charalambos Dendrinos
The Hellenic Institute
Department of History
Royal Holloway
University of London
TW20 0EX



Mrs Edmée Leventis and Sir Andrew Burns