Mary Beard





Mary Beard

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in Much Wenlock, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1955

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See also: Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958).

Winifred Mary Beard (born 1 January 1955) is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College. She is the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and author of the blog "A Don's Life", which appears on 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".

Mary Beard, an only child, was born on 1 January 1955 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Her father, Roy Whitbread Beard, worked as an architect in Shrewsbury. She recalled him as "a raffish public-schoolboy type and a complete wastrel, but very engaging". Her mother Joyce Emily Beard wa
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Happy Christmas all. The household, in a slightly tetchy mood I must confess, is moving to its big day, not without a few moral and political dilemmas.


I bought a couple of nice new decorations for the tree, including the Union Flag glittery specimen on the picture. I acquired it online late at night, and was instantly accused by the younger members of the family of having bought a UKIP ad. So...

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