Dame Mary Beard is one of Britain’s best known classicists. She’s Cambridge Emerita Professor and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. She’s a trustee of the British Museum and classics editor of the TLS, where for 20 years she has been writing a blog, “A Don’s Life”. Her bestselling books include SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the Wolfson-prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, Confronting the Classics and Women & Power. She has presented highly acclaimed TV series including Meet the Romans and BBC arts shows including Inside Culture and the landmark series Civilizations. She has been awarded an OBE and a DBE for services to classical scholarship. In this podcast, she shares what she has learnt about power.