LIFI22: Mary Beard

Arts and Culture – A Price Worth Paying?

Sunday 25 September 2022

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Classicist and broadcaster Mary Beard looks at how we can best defend, and pay for, arts and culture from the ancient world to now.

Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Mary frequently participates in public debate on political and social issues. In addition to her many books, she writes an engaging blog A Don’s Life and has written and presented several documentaries including the BBC Two series, Meet the Romans, which focused on how ordinary people lived in Rome.

Leeds International Festival of Ideas event.

  • Mantle Music Studio

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1 hour

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Leeds International Festival of Ideas 2022

Leeds International Festival of Ideas (LIFI) is a metropolitan celebration of new ideas and innovation, which aims to introduce the brightest minds to the city and the city to the brightest minds to discuss new ideas and the world of tomorrow.

The festival, brought to the city by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), brings renowned names, experts in their field and some of the world’s most exciting thinkers to Leeds to share thoughts and ideas through a programme of inspiring keynote talks and thought-provoking panels, with its range of speakers just as diverse as the subject matter.

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LIFI22: Mary Beard

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