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- Date and time Wed 11 Nov 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Location Online
Professor Mary Beard, national treasure, author and the world’s most famous classicist, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely for an enthralling conversation on her fascinating career and how she became the 'Don of classics', what ancient Rome can teach us today, gender equality, and her view on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mary is known around the world as a true intellectual with a flamboyant and mischievous character who isn't afraid to analyse and question her own work. Those who have met her or who have heard her lectures will know of her sense of humour, vast knowledge and her quick wit. Whether she is translating Latin inscriptions, carving up a pizza to explain the division of the Roman empire, or arguing about public services on Question Time, what you see is what you get and most just can't get enough.
To hear more about Mary, listen to the The cult of Mary Beard podcast from The Guardian (2018).
Mary is an accomplished author who has penned many books on the subject of ancient Rome, its architecture and culture. She also covered the gender equality agenda in her 2017, Women & Power: A manifesto book. The book highlights the long history of the silencing of female voices and how history has treated powerful women. Women & Power was a Christmas bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and named a Sunday Times Bestseller.
Mary presents the BBC2 arts and culture series, Inside Culture, which is available here. The series sees Mary highlight topical arts subjects from how awards influence art to what the future holds for museums post-lockdown. The next series starts 21 January 2021.
Mary is also the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement.
*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Mary's work requirements.
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