Dame Mary Beard in conversation

Dame Mary Beard in conversation with BFWG video

If you would like to view the Mary Beard video recording, please email Sarah Claydon at sarahclaydon@bfwg.org.uk and she will send you a link to the Zoom video.

The video format is mp4 file and as the file is almost 1GB you may be unable to view it on some devices.

4.30pm - 6pm, Tuesday 28th July 2020

Members only

We are delighted to be able to invite you to take part in an online event with Dame Mary Beard, one of the country’s best known academics.  Mary, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, is author of numerous books and papers, well known from television appearances and received a damehood in 2018 for services to classical civilisations.

Mary’s first major book was Rome in the Late Republic (1985) and her last How Do We Look? The Eye of Faith (2018) with many significant works in between on classical civilisations and their art.  And beyond the classics her works include The Good Working Mother’s Guide (1989), Women and Power: A Manifesto (2017) and some of her famous blogs in book form, It’s a Don’s Life (2009) and All in a Don’s Day (2012).  I know many of you will be more than familiar with her work and long running blog/pieces in the Times Literary Supplement and there is a plethora online.

The event will be based around questions, sent in ahead to me, which will be put on behalf of members by our President, Patrice Wellesley-Cole.  There should also be an opportunity to put further questions at the time as discussion develops.

Where a question is put by one person, their name (and LA/location) will be read out by Patrice.  Where similar questions are put by a number of members I will draft the final form and we won’t, if you don’t mind, run through multiple names.  On booking, along with the event link, I will send a very short Zoom meeting protocol, to ensure that the whole thing runs as smoothly as possible, whilst giving members a voice.

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