1989, undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona; 1992, Master's and 1993, PhD in Astronomy, Harvard University. Currently, Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Astronomy, Australian National University. Fellow: Australian Academy of Science; United States Academy of Science; Royal Society. 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating; recipient, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery. Companion of the Order of Australia (2013).View the profile
Dame Winifred Mary Beard, DBE, FSA, FBA (born 1 January 1955) is an English scholar and classicist. The New Yorker characterises her as "learned but accessible".Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. She is the Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, where she also writes a regular blog, "A Don's Life". Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as "Britain's best-known classicist."Beard was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to the study of classical civilisations.View the profile
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A century after the women's suffrage movement, join classicist Mary Beard on a journey through the history of feminism in the Western world and the women who shaped it.
Speakers: Mary Beard, Brian Schmidt
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