A renowned British classicist and popular speaker, author and presenter, Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, the Classics editor of the TLS and is both British Academy fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mary Beard writes a regular blog for the TLS, collected in the books It’s A Don’s Life and All in a Don’s Day. Her other books include: Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, which won the Wolfson History Prize, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, Women & Power: A Manifesto, and Civilisations: How Do We Look /The Eye of Faith, one of a series of volumes accompanying the major BBC series.
Acclaimed classicist Mary Beard presents a revolutionary manifesto for our time, exploring women in power from Medusa to Merkel and presenting a new feminist roadmap. Hard-hitting, unapologetic and wise. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.