Mary Beard on Desert Island Discs

Classicist Mary Beard speaking on Desert Island Discs being great on topics such as the Puritan left, the reaction to her comments on 9/11 and sisters doing it for themselves.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q9k51

Also, here’s a great lecture she gave for the London Review of Books on the words used to describe the way that women speak in classical literature and its significance today.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n06/mary-beard/the-public-voice-of-women

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2 responses to “Mary Beard on Desert Island Discs

  1. She was very good on The Radcliffe and Maconie show the other day.

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  2. Thanks for the word, I’ll check it out

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