Mary Beard

Dear Mary: How can I prove that the Romans are better than the Greeks?

29 December 2015 13:00

From Professor Mary Beard Q. I’m having a bit of trouble in the office. Where I work we teach both…

Spectator books of the year: Ruth Scurr on a terrific year for women writers

7 December 2015 15:00

2015 has been a terrific year for women writers. I have especially enjoyed Mary Beard’s sceptical and subversive history of…

Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard

20 November 2015 21:02

Thank God for Mary Beard. Sure, she’s wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. She was wrong about 9/11. She’s wrong about plenty.…

Spectator books of the year: Mary Beard on how Clive James went viral

19 November 2015 18:02

I am unashamedly sticking to my own home territory. Cambridge has become something of a literary hotspot. Last year it…

Identity politics has created an army of vicious, narcissistic cowards

19 February 2015 14:26

Has there ever been a more petulant mob of moaners than that which is currently hurling abuse at Peter Tatchell?…

Rod Liddle vs Mary Beard – the re-match. Tune in tonight to Any Questions

1 August 2014 13:02

Last year, Rod Liddle waded into the Mary Beard ‘misogyny’ row. You may recall that Beard appeared on Question Time,…

Civilisation doesn’t need a woman presenter – and it doesn’t need to be remade!

1 May 2014 15:40

I was pleased to see that June Sarpong had added her weight to Kathy Lette’s petition to get a woman…

Lord Heseltine is ‘Golden Oldie of the Year’

12 February 2013 16:56

To Simpson’s-in-the-Strand this afternoon for The Oldie of the Year Awards (the ‘Tootys’ for short), which were presented by Sir…

It’s still you, Professor Beard

4 February 2013 16:01

It’s time to panic. I read at the weekend that sophisticated hackers have burrowed their way into no less than…