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Professor Mary Beard

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Professor Mary Beard (NC 1973) will deliver the final lecture in Newnham College’s 150th Anniversary Lecture series.

‘What Jane Ellen Harrison still teaches us: Women, Cambridge & Classics Now”

Known to us all for her work on the popular understanding of the classics, Professor Beard has brought her deep knowledge of classical culture to bear on today’s biggest questions, engaging with politics, contemporary culture and feminist issues.

Jane Harrison (1850-1928) “more or less invented the role of professional female academic, as a researcher as well as a teacher. At the same time she revolutionized how we think about the culture of ancient Greece – in a way that remains influential today.