He might be changing the party in a way that would make it easier for people like me to vote for." The topic of her presentation was "What do we mean by Classics now? She delivered the Gifford Lectures in May 2019, under the title 'The Ancient World and Us: From Fear and Loathing to Enlightenment and Ethics'.
In response to a Times report of Oxfam employees engaging in sexual exploitation in disaster zones, Beard tweeted "Of course one can’t condone the (alleged) behaviour of Oxfam staff in Haiti and elsewhere.
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 2007 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.
The refusal of opposition parties to accept a snap poll confronts him with the possibility of breaking his vow that he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the EU to delay Brexit. A charity boss’s pay award of £434,500 was approved by a businessman whose own social enterprise received hundreds of thousands of pounds from the charity.
The Charity Commission has asked Marie Stopes International (MSI), the contraception and abortion charity, why it agreed the deal for its chief executive last year.The granddaughter of J Paul Getty, who was once declared the richest man in the world, has donated... The only item on the work diary was the actress Barbara Windsor arriving in Downing Street to hand in a petition highlighting concerns over dementia care — but at the start of a critical week for Brexit...a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature.On 4 August 2013, she received a bomb threat on Twitter, hours after the UK head of that social networking site had apologised to women who had experienced abuse on the service.Beard said she did not think she was in physical danger, but considered it harassment and wanted to "make sure" that another case had been logged by the police.Beard is a regular contributor to the BBC Radio 4 series, A Point of View, delivering essays on a broad range of topics including Miss World For BBC Two in 2012 she wrote and presented the three part television series, Meet the Romans with Mary Beard, which concerns how ordinary people lived in Rome, "the world's first global metropolis". Beard received considerable online abuse after she appeared on BBC's Question Time from Lincolnshire in January 2013 and cast doubt on the negative rhetoric about immigrant workers living in the county.She also reasserted her right to express unpopular opinions and to present herself in public in an authentic way.During the programme, she praised Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for behaving with a "considerable degree of dignity" against claims he faces an overly hostile media.She said: "Quite a lot of what Corbyn says I agree with, and I rather like his different style of leadership. If the Labour Party is going through a rough time, and I'm sure it is rough to be in there, it might actually all be to the good.Boris Johnson was under pressure from cabinet ministers last night to abandon his Brexit strategy and “come up with a plan B” after opposition parties pledged to veto any bid for a general election before he asks the EU for an extension.In a blow to Downing Street’s strategy, Jeremy Corbyn told...