Mary Beard is one of the most original and best-known classicists working today. She is professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics editor of the TLS. She is a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her books include the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (Profile, 2008) and the best-selling SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile, 2015). Her popular TLS blog has been collected in the books [It's a Don's Life]]3 and All in a Don's Day. Her most recent book is Women & Power: A Manifesto (Profile/LRB, 2017).