Professor Mary Beard

DBE, MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), HonDLitt (Bristol), FBA

Honorary Fellow, Fellow Emerita

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College Roles

  • Honorary Fellow
  • Fellow Emerita

University Roles

  • Professor of Classics


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Mary Beard was a student of Classics at Newnham College and after completing her PhD, taught at King’s College, University of London before returning to Cambridge where she has taught Classics since 1984.

Research Interests

Roman History, especially social, cultural and religious history; Classics in Victorian and contemporary culture; Museology; reception and public engagement with Classics.