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Hey all. Enjoy an outtake in which an Oscar winner, former Australian pm, brill oz journalist and me f*** up our sync claps. You wd have thought we could do better! But enjoy on BBC 2 Friday 7.30!…
Want to see Cate Blanchett, Stan Grant, @JuliaGillard and me getting a sync clap out of sync! A bonus outtake from #InsideCulture on Oz culture to be shown on BBC2 7.30 on Friday. Be there or be out of sync!
If you are wanting something for lunchtime on the east coast of usa, I am talking to Maya Jasanoff on 12 Caesars at 12.00 5.00 pm uk time
Another sad treat before our Australia programme on #InsideCulture Friday BBC2 . Here Clive James reflects on the prospect of never going back to Oz. (On the prog. on Friday @timminchin reflects on the success here of Clive & Germaine etc..)
I hadnt had Fitzbillies chelsea bun for decades until I went out to tea with Jay Rayner. You can listen to our chat here!…
@wmarybeard I promised you I would buy the 12 C's a little while back. This is how I received my copy. #ShopLocal. Now I shall dive into's a BIG book.
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To be honest, I still nearly cry too. That Mr James was amazing, right until the end. What a treasure this is. Thank you!…
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To be honest I still nearly cry when I watch this. Mr James performing unto death.. and still telling the Brits a thing or two. Good on him.…
To whet your appetite for #Insideculture on Friday (7,30 BBC 2) where we're talking Oz culture & Brit culture, try this clip of Clive James we filmed shortly before he died. He explains what a 'larrikin' is. There' s a cameo appearance from the young Mr James in the programme
Blimey I love this pic of me immersed in the seven sisters! Sorry that’s too self interested. It’s a tremendous show.…
Lots of fun filming on site today with the wonderful @wmarybeard and the #InsideCulture team. Can't wait to see 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' featured in the next episode. Watch it on @BBCTwo at 7.30pm this Friday 📺…J#Plymouthh#UKAUSeasonnt
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This really was well worth coming to Plymouth for. Exhibition at the Box in Plymouth and you will see loads more on #insideculture on Friday night (better shot than this!)
This week's #AudiobookoftheWeek is the brilliant 'Twelve Caesers', narrated by best-selling author @wmarybeard. Explore how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power... Listen today on #Lismio and #Spotify!
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Hello Monday. baby Ayodeji, who was awake between 2-4am is having a lie in. i hope he's enjoying it! i have been up since 6am with his sister, she wanted to see if the sun had woken up yet
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The glamour of television. Rainy Plymouth first thing this morning recording voice over for Friday’s #InsideCulture. BBC2 7.30 pm
Friends in Spain. You can pre-order my Doce Cesares on kindle for €8.54. Good bargain.
The final episode of #InsideCulture is on Friday. @wmarybeard is looking into the creative connection between Britain and Australia with some very special guests: Cate Blanchett, @timminchin, @natimbruglia and Julia Gillard and Stan Grant. @BBCTwo, Friday 22 October, 7.30pm
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This is one of the most curious stories I uncovered when I was writing my Twelve Caesars book. (It’s all in there) How to get a president to be buried in a Roman sarcophagus!…
I had a wonderful time talking to ⁦@timminchin⁩ about UK and Australia, how cultures change, what feels like home .. and much more. It was on stage of Matilda. No I didn’t sing. On #inside culture BBC2 next Friday 7.30 (similar hair?)
Look what a fantastic episode we have for the last in the #insideculture series (next Friday 7.30 bbc 2). On uk culture and oz. with @JuliaGillard @timminchin Stan Grant, Cate Blanchett, Margo Neale and @natimbruglia & what a good lot they all were, prime ministers & stars alike…
Today's #bookoftheday is by author and classicist Mary Beard @wmarybeard. 12 Ceasars explores how images have dictated art, culture and representation of power for centuries. #bnpolarismall #ontheshelf #werecommend #BookTwitter #historymaters
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18 November Heffers in Cambridge... come and talk about images of Roman emperors (from Nero fiddling while Rome burned to... well, you name it). Tickets to include my Twelve Caesars book at bargain rate
On the man who wanted to bury a US president in a Roman sarcophagus. And why the president refused. This is adapted from a chapter of my Twelve Caesars.…
It's mid-October, so here's a reminder of our Polite Emails to the Ancients competition. 2 prizes of £250 on offer: click below for details! And we have another mini-library of Classics books to give away: share this message & follow us to enter the draw!…
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A joy having @wmarybeard on the Keen On podcast to talk about the legacies of Roman autocrats and her new book "12 Caesars" Check out the interview below! 👇📺 + Listen to the podcast using the Linktree in bio!…DqG
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Tonight tonight (Friday) folks... @ShahidhaBari taking charge of #InsideCulture on BOOKS 7.30 BBC2…
¡solo faltan 5 días! El nuevo libro de Mary Beard (@wmarybeard) llega el próximo miércoles a las librerías. 'Doce césares' es la fascinante historia de cómo las imágenes de los emperadores romanos han influido en el arte. ¡Haz ya tu reserva! 📕
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“Dear Not Beard” i guess this is what happens if you don’t give a title!! Love from “Not HMRC (and thanks to @phillipdyte for properly redacted version)
Thanks to max Lunn for a fun interview in the new Perspective magazine. Sorry not to share a glass over Zoom Max
Tonight 15 Oct (11.00 pm UK time, 6.00 pm EST) I am talking virtually at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with Nat Silver about Ovid, Titian and Women.
Get into TV, they said. Presenting is fun! Nobody says you'll get thumped by a runaway dog. Anyway, join #InsideCulture for @EmilyBooksBlog's walking book club, Liz Lochhead's love of @ByLeavesWeLive library & audiobooks with @brixtonbard @BBCTwo Friday 7.30 @bbcarts @wmarybeard
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Dear friends in USA... if you are wanting my new book on Twelve Caesars but find Amazon out of stock, you can get it online from B&N & your local Indie store. Won't that feel good?
The Classics Centre Banner Design house competition Closes 22 Oct, so there's still time for your child to get those colours out! Designs need to fit a banner 8 x3ft, include a 🌈and the name "Iris Classics Centre". And@wmarybeardd is judging entries!
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I am delighted to be back with face to face teaching, but it isnt quite as simple as you might think.
it has happened to me,,! tv crashes... for us all. i would have said worse…
Tomorrow (Frriday)... see @ShahidhaBari captaining the good ship #InsideCulture. 7.30 BBC2…
Join us in November for an evening with author and journalist @chiggi and classicist @wmarybeard. The pair will discuss Higgins’s new book, Greek Myths, a dazzling depiction of some of the most enduring stories of all time. Get involved here 👇
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@wmarybeard @Newnham_College Brilliant news. Hooray all round, and especially to and for Joyce and Pat and Mary and Carol.
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@wmarybeard I will give the first of this year's Accordia lectures the coming Tuesday. If you are interested in what I do. Sadly, it clashes with the BM Nero event...…
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On Thurs 18th November, join the one and only @wmarybeard at Heffers as she talks about her new book #TwelveCaesars. Tickets selling fast! More info + booking:…
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Heffers event in Cambridge, discussing the Twelve Caesars 18 November. Tickets here
What's the collective noun for winners of @TheBookerPrizes? We rounded up 3 of the best for this week's #InsideCulture to chat audiobooks, adaptations & how we read in the modern age. Join @MarlonJames5 #EleanorCatton & #JohnBanville on Friday 7.30 @BBCTwo @bbcarts @wmarybeard
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.@HarvardBooks welcomes renowned classicist Mary Beard (@wmarybeard) for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated book, Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern. October 13 @5pm ET; virtual event, tix required:
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A new Classics academic post at Newnham and grad student support - this is great news, thanks to the generosity of our supporters!…
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In case you missed it, this is really good news for Classics in Cambridge & @Newnham_College .. a new Classics academic post and grad student support. I bit of positive news in quite dark days. Thanks to generosity of Onassis Foundation and college alums.
This is a bit late UK time... but I will be talking with Nat Silver (of the ISGardner Museum) about the Titian exhibition (once of the National Gallery in the UK), and about Ovid and sexual violence. You have been warned, See below.…
Why there has never been a lineup of 12 'empresses' to match the 12 Caesars (but there are still some sharp edges to the politics of imperial women)…
My Twelve Caesars is published in US today... pretty damn pleased to have made Barnes and Noble's best history books of 2021 top ten ()in good company)
I had fun talking to @JonSavage1966 about studying Classics and the alternatives to hard work.. &how Classics led to punk and music journalism
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