The Hellenic Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.

The Formation of the Greek Landscape

Watch the 1st lecture in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series. Available online now

Watch here

Autumn Book Sale

We have a number of books on offer at the moment.

Browse all our books for sale here

Autumn Book Offers

Venue Hire

We are still taking bookings for future events, please do get in touch with your enquires. ☎ 020 7563 9834 or bookings@helleniccentre.org

Venue Hire


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Learn Greek

Greek courses for all levels, from Alpha to Omega

We run Greek language courses for groups and individuals; we hold conversation classes and help students prepare for the C1 & C2 Certificate of Attainment in Greek.

Our Online Winter Term Courses
will run from 18/01/21 until 01/04/21

All our Online Courses run via Google Meet

Private tuition currently available only via SKYPE.

More about our Greek courses

Key registration dates

The registration period for our Winter Term Online Courses will run from
23 November until 18 December 2020

To register for any of our courses
1. Read carefully our  Terms & Conditions
2. Fill in our enrolment form and email it to

3. Call 020 7563 9831,
Monday to Friday 11am-2.30pm
and 4.30-6.30pm, to make a card payment

Download course registration form

Learn Greek!

Get a taster lesson from the HC’s Teachers

Start learning Greek today!

Become a member

Members receive discounts on Greek language courses and paid events and invitations to private views and other events. Individual membership costs £50. More about Membership


25 Nov 2020 Wed

Linguistics and Language Myths

Is it true that Greek gets worse over time? That there are “good” and “bad languages? That some languages are more complex than others? That linguists are supposed to tell speakers what is “good or bad” use of their language or that linguistic borrowing harms languages? The speaker will address all these questions and will tell us what does linguistics, the science of language, say about all this.

George J. Xydopoulos (BA Hons, Athens; MA & PhD, London) is Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Philology of the University of Patras in Greece. His current research and teaching interests fall within the areas of lexicology (lexical morphosemantics, special and subcultural vocabularies), lexical semantics, lexicography and educational linguistics. His publications include research articles in journals and collective volumes and he is the author of the textbook Lexicology: an introduction to the analysis of the word and the lexicon (Patakis Publishers, 2008). He has co-authored and edited textbooks in educational linguistics, has adapted English general linguistics textbooks to Greek and has compiled linguistics termbases and e-dictionaries.

A series of online talks in English, organised by The Hellenic Centre and Εργαστήριο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας και Πολιτισμού (Greek Language & Culture Lab, University of Patras).

See all the other lectures in this series here.

Free Entry

To obtain the link for this talk please register on Eventbrite or email us at press@helleniccentre.org

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