College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Mary Beard - The Ancient World and us: from fear and loathing to enlightenment and ethics

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Events Details

Dates: 6, 7, 9, 27, 28, 30 May, 5.30-6.30pm.

 The lectures may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.

 Venue: The Sypert Concert Room, St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

Tickets are free of charge and will be available here from 1 April 2019.

Series Update

We are delighted that Professor Mary Beard will be joining us this May to deliver a series of six Gifford Lectures.  Further details will be available in the Spring.

Biography

Mary Beard is one of Britain's best-known Classicists - Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. She has written numerous books on the Ancient World including the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, and is a regular broadcaster and media commentator. Mary is one of the presenters for the BBC’s recent landmark Civilisations series. Mary is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes a thought-provoking blog, A Don's Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, her latest books include the critically-acclaimed SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome and thought-provoking Women & Power. Most recently Mary was made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018.

Series Videos

The lectures will be recorded and links will be posted in the respective pages of each lecture.

Related Links

Find out more about Professor Beard on the University of Cambridge website

A Don’s Life blog

Follow Professor Beard on Twitter

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Professor Mary Beard - The Ancient World and us: from fear and loathing to enlightenment and ethics

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge

St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG