Professor Mary Beard: in conversation Online

Nov 25, 2021 · ,
ONLINE and IN-PERSON. Prof. Mary Beard is one of Britain's best-known Classicists, join us to hear her in conversation with Julian Huppert.

In-person registration has now SOLD OUT. Please register to join the zoom webinar, and we will let you know closer to the time if we are able to release more in-person seats.

Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, Mary Beard has written numerous books including the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, the best-selling SPQR A History of Ancient Rome and the thought-provoking Women & Power. Mary has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, including Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, hosts a BBC television arts show, Inside Culture, and is a regular media commentator. Mary was co-presenter of the BBC landmark series, Civilisations, for which she wrote an accompanying book. She is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes an engaging blog, A Don's Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, Mary was further made a Dame in 2018. Other accolades include Royal Academy Professor of Ancient Literature, Fellow of the British Academy, 2019 recipient of the J.Paul Getty medal and most recently Mary was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum.

If you are joining us in person, the event will be held at the Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL.

How do I get to West Court, Jesus College?

The entry to West Court is directly on Jesus Lane, near to the intersection with Park Street. Please DO NOT ENTER through the main entrance to the Porters’ Lodge, known as "the Chimney”. A map is included below to assist you in finding our entrance. Our what3words address is tree.heat.bravo

What transport options do I have?

There is no on-site car parking at Jesus College for those attending our events unless they hold a Blue Badge. There is limited on-street parking outside the College and the Park Street Car Park is very close. There are also multiple Park and Ride options to the City Centre, which drop you a short walk away from the College.

Regular train services run to Cambridge from London’s Kings Cross Station, London Liverpool Street, London St Pancras, and many other mainline UK stations. The College is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) from the railway station. Buses run about every 10 minutes and there is a taxi rank outside the station and one here in the city centre for your return.

What can I bring with me?

There are coat hooks around our building, but there are no storage or coat minding facilities and we cannot take any responsibility for items left unattended. Bikes can be securely locked and there is CCTV. Mobile phones are allowed but must be silenced or placed on airline mode during the event. Flash photography is prohibited.

What if I have access requirements?

West Court is access-friendly and there are hearing loops. Please let us know about any access requirements in advance of any event via

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