What to look forward to in an evening with Mary Beard at London’s Barbican

Mary Beard classics professor

Prepare yourselves, culture and history enthusiasts, for an enchanting evening at the Barbican in London with none other than the eminent scholar, Mary Beard. Known for her engaging storytelling and profound insights, Beard will guide us on an unparalleled intellectual adventure. This night is set to be a celebration of the rich tapestry of past civilisations, and the resonance of their narratives in our present times.

Here’s more about what to look forward to

After the very recent release of her new book, Emperor of Rome, a riveting exploration of Roman history, from its humble beginnings to the pinnacle of its power. We will hear from Beard, with her characteristic wit and profound knowledge, as she paints a vivid picture of life in Rome during the reign of its most famous emperor. This gripping narrative, rich in detail and brimming with insights, is a testament to Beard’s storytelling prowess and her deep understanding of the past.

It’s more than just a history book; it’s an immersive journey into an era long gone. Readers will find themselves right at the heart of Rome, amidst the grandeur, power struggles, and everyday life of its people. Emperor of Rome is not only an essential read for history enthusiasts but also a captivating tale that will enthrall any reader.

Don’t miss this chance to experience Rome like never before, through the eyes of a master storyteller.

Emperor of Rome book cover

Set within the architectural marvel that is the Barbican, this enriching evening promises to be anything but ordinary. Not only will you have the opportunity to gain unique perspectives on ancient cultures, but you will also have the chance to engage in stimulating discussions, led by Beard herself. With her vast knowledge and insightful interpretations, she will ignite your curiosity, challenge your views, and broaden your understanding of history.

But that’s not all. The evening is not just about information; it’s about experiences. You’ll have the unique opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with Beard, giving you the chance to discuss your interests, share your views, and even challenge her perspectives.

In short, an evening with Mary Beard at the Barbican is more than just a lecture. It’s your chance to immerse yourself in the narratives of the past, to stimulate your intellect, and to engage in thought-provoking discussions. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to dive deep into history.

Get tickets at the Barbican website