Fame, academe and gender: An interview with Mary Beard

21st July 2016

Professor Mary Beard has brought the ancient world alive to millions via her acclaimed tv series. She successfully navigates a distinguished academic career with the demands of the media. She has also used her insights from the classical world to  face down misogyny. Professor Susan Wray, the University's Director of Athena SWAN, interviews Mary about her career and reflects on being a public figure and female.

The 30 minute interview is followed by a short question and answer session.

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Honorary Graduate Professor Mary Beard congratulates graduates

Professor Mary Beard was honored by the University on the 21st July 2016 with a Doctorate of Letters. Here Mary says a few words of encouragement to all the graduating students.