An Evening with Mary Beard
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Cambridge in America hosted a program featuring Mary Beard in conversation with Simon Goldhill. The event was an opportunity for connection between Academy members and alumni and friends of the University of Cambridge.
Mary Beard is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists – a distinguished University of Cambridge professor and Fellow of Newnham College. She has written numerous books, including Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, the best-selling SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome, and the thought-provoking Women & Power. Beard is a regular broadcaster and media commentatorand has written and presented television documentarieson Pompeii and Caligula as well as the highly acclaimed TV series, Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, and the landmark BBC Civilizations series. Beard is Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books and writes an engaging blog, A Don’s Life.
Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College, Cambridge. He is also the inaugural John Harvard Professor in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge, and the director of the University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).