The A. G. Leventis Foundation is a long-standing and highly valued supporter of the University

The Leventis Foundation's impact on research at Exeter

We were delighted to welcome representatives of the A. G. Leventis Foundation to a special event in London to celebrate and recognise the Foundation's generous philanthropic support.

The A. G. Leventis Foundation is a long-standing and highly valued supporter of the University of Exeter, working with the Department of Classics and Ancient History since 1998, to support a number of PhD Studentships and initiatives on the impact of Greek culture.  Over the past 17 years, The University has received generous support totalling more than £790,000, and has recently extended its collaboration with the Foundation until 2018.

Guests including Foundation Chairman, Mr A P Leventis, and Exeter alumnus Mr Anastasios Leventis (Classics 1994) were joined at the reception by University academics and students, many of whom have received funding through the Foundation, including Taylor Fitzgerald, Leventis PhD Student who spoke at the event. “I was touched by the personal interest members of the family show in the people who receive funding from the Foundation and was delighted both to have the chance to discuss my research with them and especially to thank them for the A. G. Foundation’s generous support.”

Following the reception, members of the family and representatives of the Foundation joined more than 100 guests, including many Exeter alumni, to hear University of Exeter academics share their research regarding the impact of Greek culture on later societies. The event supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation saw Professor Matthew Wright, Associate Professor and Head of the Classics and Ancient History department; deliver a lecture exploring the lost fragments of Greek tragedy, from works by Agathon, Neophron, and Achaeus, many of which have remained largely unexplored. Dr. Erica Rowan, Leventis Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, also presented her research exploring Greek food found in remains excavated at Archaeological digs across Europe.

The A. G. Leventis Foundation was entered into the University’s College of Benefactors in 2012, a library and meeting room within the Department of Classics at the University is named in honour of the Foundation.

Date: 24 March 2015

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