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English Classical Scholar and Author of Bestseller "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome"

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 Mary Beard Biography

Mary Beard is an English Classical scholar and 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".

Beard received a BA (Hons) at Newnham, which in time was converted to an MA.She remained at Cambridge for her 1982 Ph.D. thesis entitled, The state religion in the late Roman Republic: a study based on the works of Cicero.

From 1979 to 1983 Beard lectured in Classics at King's College London. She returned to Cambridge in 1984 as a Fellow of Newnham College and the only woman lecturer in the Classics faculty. Rome in the Late Republic, which she co-wrote with the Cambridge ancient historian Michael Crawford, was published the same year.

Beard became Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement in 1992, and Beard became Professor of Classics at Cambridge. She also was elected Visiting Sather Professor of Classical Literature for 2008–2009 at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has delivered a series of lectures on "Roman Laughter".

She has appeared in many documentaries and television specials including Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town, * Jamie's Dream School on Channel 4, she wrote and presented the three-part television series, Meet the Romans with Mary Beard* on BBC 2. Beard is a regular contributor to the BBC Radio 4 series, A Point of View, delivering essays on a broad range of topics including Miss World and the Oxbridge interview.

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

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Mary Beard

English Classical Scholar and Author of Bestseller "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome"

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Mary Beard Biography

Mary Beard is an English Classical scholar and 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".

Beard received a BA (Hons) at Newnham, which in time was converted to an MA.She remained at Cambridge for her 1982 Ph.D. thesis entitled, The state religion in the late Roman Republic: a study based on the works of Cicero.

From 1979 to 1983 Beard lectured in Classics at King's College London. She returned to Cambridge in 1984 as a Fellow of Newnham College and the only woman lecturer in the Classics faculty. Rome in the Late Republic, which she co-wrote with the Cambridge ancient historian Michael Crawford, was published the same year.

Beard became Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement in 1992, and Beard became Professor of Classics at Cambridge. She also was elected Visiting Sather Professor of Classical Literature for 2008–2009 at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has delivered a series of lectures on "Roman Laughter".

She has appeared in many documentaries and television specials including Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town, * Jamie's Dream School on Channel 4, she wrote and presented the three-part television series, Meet the Romans with Mary Beard* on BBC 2. Beard is a regular contributor to the BBC Radio 4 series, A Point of View, delivering essays on a broad range of topics including Miss World and the Oxbridge interview.

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  • How much does it cost to book Mary Beard?

    Booking fees for Mary Beard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mary Beard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mary Beard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Beard for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mary Beard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mary Beard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mary Beard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Mary Beard Speaker Videos

  • Mary Beard: Women in Power - YouTube
    Mary Beard - Pompeii: The Art of Reconstruction - YouTube
  • Professor Mary Beard gives the Classics? Isaiah Berlin Lecture at ...
    Mary Beard on SPQR: The History of Ancient Rome - YouTube

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