His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of the Dardanelles is currently Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, a member of the Graduate Theological Union of the University of California at Berkeley CA. Before being elected metropolitan of the Dardanelles in Turkey, he served as the first Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, named to this office by the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in December 1996 and formally installed in January 1997 at the Cathedral of Saint Luke the Evangelist in Hong Kong. Metropolitan Nikitas was born in Tampa FL in 1955), earned his B.A. (Honors) and M.Div. (Honors) from the University of Florida (1976) and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline MA (1980). He pursued graduate studies at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece (1980-82) and studied the Russian language at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in Russia (1992-93).
The Tucker Memorial Lecture 2019 will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Tucker Lecture Theatre, Lampeter Campus. The guest lecturer is Dr Rhiannon Ifans who will speak on ‘Sant y Cariadon’ / The patron saint of lovers. The lecture will be delivered in Welsh, with simultaneous translation into English. The lecture is followed by the launch of Dr Ifans’ new volume Red Hearts and Roses? Welsh Valentine Songs and Poems. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome. Free entry. In association with the University of Wales Press.