Mary Beard is an international sensation; SPQR changed the way that casual readers thought about the Classical world, and has become the essential handbook to Ancient Rome. Her following book, Women & Power, has become a classic of modern feminist literature, and is the latest instalment in an impressive literary and academic career that highlights Mary as one of the finest thinkers of our generation.
We are delighted to welcome Mary to St Andrews for a talk on SPQR and the Roman World. Famous for her compelling style, fascinating insight, and authoritative knowledge, this is an opportunity to hear from one of the most celebrated intellectuals of the day.
Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world.