Mary Beard: The Public Voice of Women

Winifred Mary Beard (born 1 January 1955) is an English Classical scholar.

She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge,a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of ancient literature. She is also the classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, and author of the blog, “A Don’s Life”, which appears in The Times as a regular column. Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as “Britain’s best-known classicist”.

Listen to the whole speech at the link below (in green). Read the transcript as you listen:
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n06/mary-beard/the-public-voice-of-women

It is a long speech and I want everyone to listen to it. Make sure to have the whole speech listened to by Sunday. It is a beautifully crafted, erudite speech by one of the leading experts of classical culture.

The video below is an excerpt:

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