Winifred Mary Beard
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.
Mary 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. Mary 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.