Prof. Beard is a Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, author, TV broadcaster and a Trustee of the British Museum.
She is a well-known advocate of the relevance of classics and she makes classics more accessible to a wider audience through her documentaries like Meet the Romans with Mary Beard and her Times Literary Supplement blog, A Don’s Life.
She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to the study of classical civilisations.
Prof. Mary Beard was inducted into the LC Family in 2017.
Prof. Dame Mary Beard