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Mary Beard, the Cambridge professor who has to fend off a never ending torrent of abuse because she is a an intelligent woman b an intelligent woman over and c an intelligent woman over who relishes debate, is under again. This time, it goes beyond the usual disgusting misogynistic stuff..The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was . It was , and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I recall them, were Oxbridge dons straight from central casting tweedy, forbidding, male. Instead of standing at .Winifred Mary Beard, OBE, FSA, FBA born 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 .