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Women and Power: A Manifesto SOLD OUT

Mary Beard Interviewed by Brooke Masters

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

2:15pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

Britain’s best-known classicist and committed feminist Dame Mary Beard looks at how history has treated powerful women, explores the culture of misogyny and issues around rape and consent, and asks how things have moved on since the advent of #metoo.

Beard takes examples ranging from Medusa and Athena in the classical age to modern figures including Theresa may and Hillary Clinton. She looks at the public voice of women, cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.

Beard is professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. Her books include Civilisations: How We look/The Eye of Faith; SPQR; the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii; and It’s a Don’s Life. She has presented several television documentaries and is known for her often controversial public statements. Here she talks to FT opinion and analysis editor Brooke Masters.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden