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All About Women (Digital On Demand Talks): Mary Beard (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher, Parent)

On Demand

Join the world-famous classics scholar and feminist icon Mary Beard for this captivating conversation on her first-ever visit to Australia.


Author of countless books, star of dozens of television shows, and perhaps the one woman who thinks about the Roman Empire more than any man on TikTok, Beard gets to the nitty gritty of misogyny and power from the ancient world to today.

For the first time, Sydney audiences will hear directly from Cambridge Professor Emerita Dame Mary Beard in an event that delves into the broad range of her career – from the ruins of ancient Rome to the trenches of Twitter. No one is better equipped to tell us about how power is skewed along gender lines than Mary Beard, whose latest book, Emperor of Rome, gives us a nuanced understanding of sex, class, race, and politics in the ancient world, and whose astute observations of modern political power have shone a light on the remarkably persistent patterns of patriarchy today.

Don’t forget to check out the other 2 free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering! (Yellowface with Rebecca F. Kuang & Influencers are the New Public Intellectuals)



BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sydney Opera House


Mary Beard, is an English classicist specialising in Ancient Rome. She is a trustee of the British Museum and formerly held a personal professorship of classics at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature.

Beard is the classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, where she also writes a regular blog, “A Don’s Life”. Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as “Britain’s best-known classicist”.


Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 05-Apr-2024 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


1 Hour


This is a free event



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History

Other KLAs

HSIE » Ancient History

HSIE » Society and Culture

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A viewing link will be sent to you upon booking this incursion

Make sure you check out the other two free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering!

Yellowface with Rebecca F. Kuang – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-yellowface-with-rebecca-f-kuang/

Influencers are the New Public Intellectuals – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-influencers-are-the-new-public-intellectuals/

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Name: Creative Learning Team

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Website: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/learn/schools.html

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