In Conversation with Damian Barr
Who are the most powerful women in history? And how can their stories empower us all today? The brilliant Professor Mary Beard shows us who and how, in her own inimitable style, and the wise and witty Natalie Haynes stands up for her favourite Classic women. From Medusa and other mythical lady monsters to warrior queens and kick ass divas, we celebrate women and power. Femina victrix!
Mary Beard OBE is Professor of Classics at Cambridge and her latest book is Women & Power: A Manifesto. Natalie Haynes hosts Stand Up For the Classics on Radio 4 and her latest book is The Children of Jocasta. Hosted by Damian Barr, award winning writer and Literary Salon host, whose past guests include Armistead Maupin, Jojo Moyes, Caitlin Moran and John Waters.
'Hail, Mary Beard! The most subversive and impish of dons. What she says is always powerful and interesting.'
'Haynes succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our oldest stories to show how remarkably little basic human relationships and emotions have changed'
'Damian's Salons are truly special nights- buzzy, smart and joyful'