Mary Beard

Mary Beard

Mary Beard is one of Britain's leading scholars of the Ancient World. She is Professor of Classics at Cambridge University, a fellow of Newnham College and Royal Academy of Arts professor of ancient literature. Among her best known television documentaries are 'Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town' and 'Meet the Romans with Mary Beard', both shown on BBC2. In 2012, her article on Rome for Telegraph Travel won the Italian Tourist Board's award for the best travel article of the year.