Roderick Beaton
Wednesday 13 April 2016 -
19:00 to 20:00
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

What the British poet really did for the Greek Revolution of 1821

In collaboration with the British Embassy in Athens, the Athens Concert Hall, King’s College London and Patakis Publications, we are delighted to invite you to a lecture by distinguished academic and Hellenist Roderick Beaton, Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History at the Centre of Hellenic Studies, King’s College London, on the real contribution of the great philhellene poet to the Greek Independence cause.

Professor Beaton's lecture will take place as part of the Megaron Plus programme on the occasion of the recent publication of his book Byron's War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution.

Professor Beaton will be introduced by the British Ambassador, John Kittmer, and writer, professor and editor at Patakis Publications, Haris Vlavianos.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Admission is free with admission coupons (distribution starts at 17.30).

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

About Roderick Beaton

Roderick Beaton grew up in Edinburgh, where he first studied Latin and ancient Greek before going on to Peterhouse, Cambridge, to graduate with a BA in English Literature and a PhD in Modern Greek.

He joined King’s College London in 1981 as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature and in 1988 was appointed to the Koraes Chair. For ten years he headed the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (whose functions since 2015 have been taken over by the Department of Classics) and since 2012 has been Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute.