Invitation: ‘Greek Revolution of 1821’ events at the University of Edinburgh this autumn

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce two public events this autumn which commemorate the Greek Revolution of 1821 and explore its Scottish connections. Both events mark the tenure of the 12th A. G. Leventis Visiting Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh, Professor Roderick Beaton FBA. Exhibition ‘Edina/Athena –… Continue reading Invitation: ‘Greek Revolution of 1821’ events at the University of Edinburgh this autumn

Fundraising in Support of the Wildfires’ Victims in Greece

Dear all Life on the Greek island of Evia will never be the same after the catastrophic fires of last August. Greece lost more than a million acres of woodland, including an enormous swath of forest on its second largest island, Evia. Lives of thousands of people were affected. For that reason Scottish Hellenic Societies… Continue reading Fundraising in Support of the Wildfires’ Victims in Greece

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A PRIZE AND SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Win great prizes and actively contribute to a great cause! As part of a Charity Gala to mark the Bicentenary of Greek Independence, and support those in need, to be held at Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor on the 18th of September 2021 (event tickets sold here), a draw will take place to give away the following… Continue reading FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A PRIZE AND SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Calling all EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens in Edinburgh and the Lothians

From the Citizens Rights Project: EU citizens in Edinburgh, we're back in our offices and ready to support you with your settled and pre-settled status applications! You now have a second chance to find FREE and multilingual support 14-27th June 2021  St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE LIMITED appointments offered, due to… Continue reading Calling all EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens in Edinburgh and the Lothians

“Democracy, consensus and the wisdom of the masses in ancient Athens (and today)”, Prof. Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh

Can the masses be trusted with political power? Is a political elite necessary to run the state? Is majority rule the only way to make decisions in a democracy? There is no pre-modern case study for democracy that is better attested in the evidence, and more thoroughly studied, than Classical Athenian democracy. Professor Mirko Canevaro,… Continue reading “Democracy, consensus and the wisdom of the masses in ancient Athens (and today)”, Prof. Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh

“Online Meetings” of The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh – “Democracy, consensus and the wisdom of the masses in ancient Athens (and today)”

Once a month, you'll all be invited to the "Online Meetings" of The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh (HCE). An open forum for all, HCE's members or not. There are no conditions or commitments; just the need for good spirited friendly dialogue around a particular topic of common interest. The "Online Meetings" aim to form a… Continue reading “Online Meetings” of The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh – “Democracy, consensus and the wisdom of the masses in ancient Athens (and today)”

Upcoming seminars by the Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh

The Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1965 to promote interests in Greek culture in Scotland; membership is open to all, and the Society runs annually a programme of six talks by visiting speakers on all manner of subjects to do with Greek history and culture from antiquity to the present day. The… Continue reading Upcoming seminars by the Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh