Mary Beard

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Mary Beard: ‘If we want to understand the pandemic, we need the arts’
The classicist on owning her TV image, dealing with internet trolls, and why her new book on Roman emperors sheds light on our preoccupation with statues

Rachel Cooke

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Latin to be introduced at 40 state secondaries in England
£4m scheme will form part of government effort to counter subject’s reputation as elitist

Miranda Bryant

31, Jul, 2021 @11:14 AM

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TV tonight: behind the scenes at Glastonbury in the 1990s
BBC Two travels back in time to a scorching decade of Glastonbury festivals. Plus: Gregg Wallace dons the lederhosen to tuck in to schnitzel and beer. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

25, Jun, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: celebrate a decade of Robert Popper’s sitcom Friday Night Dinner
Come for the insight, stay for the behind-the-scenes footage of the late Paul Ritter. Plus: Mary Beard goes inside culture. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Damon Wise

28, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Mary Beard to fund classics students from under-represented groups
Academic and broadcaster will give £80,000 to support two students at Cambridge as parting retirement gift

Sally Weale

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rod Ponton is not a cat, but he gave us plenty of lockdown joy | Rebecca Nicholson
The Texas lawyer trapped in a Zoom filter perfectly encapsulated the surreal working life so many of us endure

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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'Witch' tweets reflect society's fear of older women, says Mary Beard
Inside Culture host draws parallel between witch trials of the past and the online abuse she receives

Matthew Weaver

09, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Martin Scorsese in lockdown: an auteur's eye view of house arrest
The 77-year-old director’s thoughtful movie dispatch from his New York study for Mary Beard’s TV culture show is an affecting treat, and an honest reflection on ageing

Peter Bradshaw

29, May, 2020 @3:51 PM

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Margaret Atwood to showcase gothic puppet show for Mary Beard
Author will present her unique take on an Edgar Allan Poe tale on Beard’s BBC Two arts show

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

15, Apr, 2020 @6:41 PM

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Mary Beard picks her favourite objects from the British Museum
Classicist and new trustee chooses head of emperor Augustus and cheap souvenir

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Apr, 2020 @1:38 PM

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Defiant British Museum appoints Mary Beard as trustee
Board approves the ‘perfect candidate’ after she was rejected by No 10 for her pro-European views

Richard Brooks

28, Mar, 2020 @6:03 PM

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Mary Beard blocked by No 10 as British Museum trustee 'for pro-Europe views'
Classicist’s pro-Remain stance led to Downing Street ‘veto’ – but a trustee place is now to be offered regardless

Richard Brooks

01, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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