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Professor Kevin Featherstone awarded Order of the Phoenix

Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Chair in Contemporary Greek Studies and Head of the European Institute, has been bestowed the award, CommanderOrder of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic (Ταξιάρχης, Τάγμα του Φοίνικος).

The award was presented to Professor Featherstone by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Bikas, Ambassador of Greece, on Tuesday 17 September 2013, at the Ambassador’s residence in London. 

The Order of the Phoenix, which was established in 1926, is awarded to Greeks who have distinguished themselves in the fields of public administration, science, arts and letters, commerce, industry and shipping. It is also conferred on foreigners who have contributed to improving Greece's stature abroad in the above fields. Click here for more details on the Award.

Professor Featherstone said: ‘Our work in the Hellenic Observatory has always been a “team-effort” and this award is a recognition of our collective performance. I’m honoured to receive it on behalf of my colleagues and I.’


H.E. Mr Konstantinos Bikas awarding the Director of the Hellenic Observatory


The ceremony took place at the Greek Ambassador’s residence in London 


H.E. the Ambassador of Greece congratulating Professor Featherstone


Professor Featherstone saying a few words


Professor Featherstone, with his wife Nina and two children Chris and Emily 


Professor Featherstone with the HO team, Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis,
Mrs Ismini Demades & Dr Spyros Economides


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