The History teacher Wally Oppenheim returns to Technopolis 20 for another lecture, this time with the title “The Rise of Archbishop Makarios”, on Monday, February 6th at 7pm.
Archbishop Makarios played a huge part in the creation of Independent Cyprus. Coming from humble origins, a combination of skill, ambition, intelligence and luck led him to become both the religious and political leader of the Greek Cypriot people. The lecture will cover his rise to power until he was elected President of Cyprus in 1959, his alleged links with Colonel Grivas and EOKA, the mistakes of the British authorities and why in the end Makarios opted for independence and an unworkable Constitution to Enosis with Greece.
Cyprus still lives with his legacy- his successes but also his mistakes.
This promises to be a lively and sometimes controversial presentation. The talk will be in English, will last for about an hour and there will be the opportunity for questions.
Wally Oppenheim is a retired History teacher and leader of the Paphos Third Age History groups. He regularly contributes articles on History for Pals magazine.
Entrance: 5 euro Reservations necessary at 70002420