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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • All in a Don's Day
  • Mary Beard
  • English
  • 06 November 2019
  • 1846685362

10 thoughts on “All in a Don's Day

  1. Eileen Eileen says:

    I m in in it, so of course it gets 5 stars seriously, very entertaining dip into many topics and opinions


  2. Meg Meg says:

    Pleasant reading Short chapters, often thought provoking Makes you want to add comments at the bottom.


  3. Siria Siria says:

    All in a Don s Day is a collection of blog posts written by Cambridge Classics professor, Mary Beard, between 2009 and 2011, so if you follow Professor Beard s blog, there s nothing new here While it s possibly not a book to read from cover to cover, then, it s nice to dip in and out of Beard s posts cover, in a pithy manner, everything from the red tape and frustrations of academia to the parallels between ancient Roman and modern British politics There are some posts of hers with which I a All in a Don s Day is a collection of blog posts written by Cambridge Classics professor, Mary Beard, between 2009 and 2011, so if you follow Professor Beard s blog, there s nothing new here While it s possibly not a book to read from cover to cover, then, it s nice to dip in and out of Beard s posts cover, in a pithy manner, everything from the red tape and frustrations of academia to the parallels between ancient Roman and modern British politics There are some posts of hers with which I agree, some which make me think, and others with which I vehemently disagree the access to diversity of an Oxbridge education, for instance, or online pseudonyms , but all make for interesting reading


  4. Jenny Jones Jenny Jones says:

    Perhaps this makes me yearn for an England I thought had disappeared or the acceptance of an academic world as the norm Beard is not an academic in my own subject matter, but I hang on her every word and am flying into the UK just to got to some lectures by her This may be an acquired taste but it s my acquired taste.


  5. Melusine Parry Melusine Parry says:

    Really good fun to reread all these blog posts in book form, with the best comments selected Quite a few editorial mistakes and typos here and there, though.


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All in a Don's Day[KINDLE] ❧ All in a Don's Day ❤ Mary Beard – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching and much else besides In this second collection following on from the success of It s a Don s Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi s home Her central themes are the classics, universities and a Don's PDF ✓ teaching and much else besides In this second collection following on from the success of It All in Kindle - s a Don s Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi s home is Roman or not, we share her terror of humiliation as she enters hairdresser in a Don's Epub µ country and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and longing for the next dyslexic on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten.


About the Author: Mary Beard

Winifred Mary Beard born January is a Don's PDF ✓ Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College She All in Kindle - is the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and author of the blog A Don s Life , which appears on The Times as in a Don's Epub µ a regular column Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as Britain s best known classicistMary Beard, an only child, was born on January in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Her father, Roy Whitbread Beard, worked as an architect in Shrewsbury She recalled him as a raffish public schoolboy type and a complete wastrel, but very engaging Her mother Joyce Emily Beard was a headmistress and an enthusiastic readerMary Beard attended an all female direct grant school During the summer she participated in archaeological excavations this was initially to earn money for recreational spending, but she began to find the study of antiquity unexpectedly interesting But it was not all that interested the young Beard She had friends in many age groups, and a number of trangressions Playing around with other people s husbands when you were was bad news Yes, I was a very naughty girl At the age of she was interviewed for a place at Newnham College, Cambridge and sat the then compulsory entrance exam She had thought of going to King s, but rejected it when she discovered the college did not offer scholarships to women Although studying at a single sex college, she found in her first year that some men in the University held dismissive attitudes towards women s academic potential, and this strengthened her determination to succeed She also developed feminist views that remained hugely important in her later life, although she later described modern orthodox feminism as partly cant Beard received an MA at Newnham and remained in Cambridge for her PhDFrom to she lectured in Classics at King s College London She returned to Cambridge in as a fellow of Newnham College and the only female lecturer in the Classics faculty Rome in the Late Republic, which she co wrote with the Cambridge ancient historian Michael Crawford, was published the same year In Beard married Robin Sinclair Cormack She had a daughter in and a son in Beard became Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement in Shortly after the September attacks on the World Trade Center, Beard was one of several authors invited to contribute articles on the topic to the London Review of Books She opined that many people, once the shock had faded , thought the United States had it coming , and that w orld bullies, even if their heart is in the right place, will in the end pay the price In a November interview, she stated that the hostility these comments provoked had still not subsided, although she believed it had become a standard viewpoint that terrorism was associated with American foreign policy In , Beard became the Professor of Classics at Cambridge She is also the Visiting Sather Professor of Classical Literature for at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has delivered a series of lectures on Roman Laughter .