Mary Beard is professor of classics at Cambridge University. Last autumn she published the book of her blog A Don's Life, which is on the Times Literary Supplement website. In the book she reflects on the lot of a classics don at an elite university, the way in which the ancient world is portrayed in the media, the purpose of education and much else besides.
After we had recorded an audio interview in Mary's kitchen, we made this short film in which I ask Mary just three questions - no tricks or traps, but no forewarning either.
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