Mary Beard

Ukip Donor Mansplains Fall Of Roman Empire To Classicist Mary Beard

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK

Ukip donor Arron Banks has taken the bold step of challenging Cambridge University classicist Mary Beard on her knowledge of Roman history, citing his...

Mary Beard Speaks Out About 'Dishonest' Safe Spaces At University

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge scholar Mary Beard has lambasted 'safe space' policy at universities as "fundamentally dishonest". In a broadside to policies which aim to p...

BBC Question Time: Jeremy Corbyn Praised For 'Dignity' In Face Of Hostile Media

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics

Cambridge scholar Mary Beard has praised Jeremy Corbyn for behaving with a “considerable degree of dignity” against claims he faces an overly host...

Childhood Friend Abandons Saatchi 'Over Nigella'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Nigella Lawson has received belated support from an unlikely source, in Simon Schama. The TV historian and writer has told how he hasn't spoken to...

I Am a Smelly Pirate Hooker and I Support No More Page 3

Samantha Rea | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Rea

Men who wouldn't win a prize at Crufts feel entitled to judge the appearance of women and find them lacking, as if they've wilfully failed to conform to conventional standards of beauty out of spite. Men who might easily be mistaken for Dobby the House Elf, feel wronged when the office isn't staffed with eye candy of a standard they deem high enough.

Do Twitter Do Enough? My 'Clones' and Relentless Abuse

Rob McDowall | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rob McDowall

I regularly receive Twitter comments ranging from the tame and jejune 'fag', 'fudge packer', 'cock sucker', 'spazzy' and 'ugly cunt' to the more personal and nasty 'you should have been kicked out of your mums womb', 'I'd slit your throat fag', 'You should get raped with a machete' and 'Hitler had the right idea. Put you faggot bastards in an oven at 230 degrees until crispy'.

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

You'd expect woodcuts to be quite dry, with the images rigid and lacking in artistic expression but not at all. The technical expertise in the 150 prints the RA has brought together is such that there is great detail in these prints with bodies outlined in curving sculpting lines, and cross-hatchings used for shadow.

The Literary World Is Up In Arms Over New Prison Rules On Books

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Frances Crook has issued a further statement which can be viewed below. News that prisoners have been banned from being sent books in jail ...

Prince William The Student

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Prince William is to return to life as a student on Tuesday by beginning a bespoke course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, amid con...

When the Words "Body Bag" Were Uttered, I Would've Agreed to Pose Naked in Playboy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Finch-Lees

I found exposing myself to physical threats fundamentally incompatible with pregnancy, the first of which ended in miscarriage after being pinned up against a wall by a man who uttered the words "body bag" (amongst others) in my ear. My crime? Co-organising a series of demonstrations exposing the genocide in Darfur.

Is #Twittersilence' A Good Way To Protest?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Mary Beard reveals bomb threat on Twitter Some Twitter users are boycotting the site as a gesture against the violence threats directed at women in...

Twitter Bomb Threat Sent To Professor Mary Beard

Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Not everyone's taking part in the 'Twitter silence' Twitter troll apologises after being named and shamed by Mary Beard Television classicist Mary...

The Real Silent Majority Can Take Back Twitter

Marianka Swain | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

If you get the online equivalent of a black eye, just ignore it. No one will take you seriously. Another black eye? It was probably your fault. You were asking for it. Serious, sustained injuries? Well, perhaps we could intervene now, but it's such a hassle. It would be far easier for everyone if you just stopped talking about it. If you just disappeared.

Mary Beard Describes What She'd Do To Twitter Troll

Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

A day after she was abused online Mary Beard has said she'd would like to take her Twitter troll "out for a drink and smack his bottom." On Monday...

Mary Beard Shames Twitter Troll

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

An internet troll has been publicly shamed after using Twitter to insult TV classicist Mary Beard. Beard, professor of classics at University of Ca...

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty is Not Your Friend

Jilly Luke | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

Not every single woman in the world is beautiful. This is actually ok. Being plain is not a tragedy. Being rubbish at pub quizzes is a problem. Being an actively nasty person is a problem. Having quite an average arrangement of facial features is not.

Why I Quit Twitter

Sam Parker | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Tech
Sam Parker

I didn't use Twitter all day for 'journalism' - i.e. to source opinions and follow leads. I used it all day because I am a 'journalist' - i.e. a closet narcissist who believes everything he has to say always deserves an audience.

What Mary Did Next? Shut Down Abusive Trolls

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

Being an academic and a broadcaster, Professor Beard came to Question Time well prepared: she actually read the local authority report about the impact of migration.

WATCH: It's The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought every idea for a TV format had been done? Think again! Take a look at our trailer for The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters,starri...

The Ugliness is Within, Not On TV

Emma Jones | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Jones

Any female on British TV who hasn't wept over her appearance at one point is either lying, or Holly Willoughby. It's so depressingly important.

The Mary Beard-AA Gill-Samantha-Brick Fiasco: Since When Do We Need Miss World Historians?

Philip White | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

I have long feared that most people don't want to watch TV to learn, but rather to receive their daily dose of scandal, gossip, sports stats, and, if they want to be really daring, politically polarised polemic - combined, the true opiate of the masses. AA Gill's ill-conceived words only further this assumption.

Samantha Brick On The AA Gill Spat: Mary Beard IS Too Ugly For TV (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

She’s been described as deluded, arrogant and conceited, and yet Samantha Brick has waded back into the spotlight – this time in support of AA Gil...

Twits Of The Week: We Round Up The Latest Tweet Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Comedy

I don't think any of us will forget where we were when we heard James Murdoch giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry. Unlike James Murdoch. And Mr ...

AA Gill Branded 'Pitiable Little Sexist' In Wikipedia Revenge Attack

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

AA Gill has had his Wikipedia page hacked after insulting classics professor Mary Beard. The new Wiki entry labels him "a pitiable little sexist" ...

Tonight's TV Pick: Mary Beard, Unzipped, Hidden Talent

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Meet The Romans With Mary Beard - BBC2, 9pm The Cambridge Classicist is back exploring Roman street life and defying AA Gill who called her too ugly...