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...more


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I've been getting to know the BBC's excellent Your Paintings website again. This is a joint enterprise with the Public Catalogue Foundation -- and the aim is to get every oil painting in public collections in the UK (from council offices to galleries, universities to National Trust properties) online, and searchable. (Not quite sure what will happen if Scotland goes independent: wait and see...

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