Professor Mary Beard: in conversation
Professor Mary Beard is one of Britain's best-known Classicists, join us to hear her in conversation with Julian Huppert.
Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, Mary Beard has written numerous books including the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, the best-selling SPQR A History of Ancient Rome and the thought-provoking Women & Power. Mary has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, including Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, hosts a BBC television arts show, Inside Culture, and is a regular media commentator. Mary was co-presenter of the BBC landmark series, Civilisations, for which she wrote an accompanying book. She is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes an engaging blog, A Don's Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, Mary was further made a Dame in 2018. Other accolades include Royal Academy Professor of Ancient Literature, Fellow of the British Academy, 2019 recipient of the J.Paul Getty medal and most recently Mary was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum.
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