Mary Beard

Peter Tatchell has received a torrent of abuse from supporters of transgender rights after signing a letter about censorship (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty)

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? On Twitter, which is where these people live, self-styled queers… Continue reading

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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, and then complained about the ‘misogynistic’ abuse she received on… Continue reading

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Kenneth Clark in the cloisters of the Cathedral of Santa Croce in Florence

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 to present the BBC’s remake of Civilisation. I’ve often wondered… Continue reading

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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 Terry Wogan. The guest list read like a Tatler bash… Continue reading

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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 250,000 Twitter accounts. What shall we do? Henceforth, when we… Continue reading

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