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Charlotte Higgins in conversation with Mary Beard

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Join us for an evening with author and journalist Charlotte Higgins and classicist Mary Beard.

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Higgins is Chief culture writer for the Guardian and author of Under Another Sky . Her new book, Greek Myths, is a dazzling depiction of some of the most enduring stories of all time. From goddess of war Athena and banished sorceress Circe, to loyal Penelope and Helen of Troy, this powerful retelling allows female characters to take centre stage.

Mary Beard is a TV presenter, author and professor of classics at Cambridge, whose own work has deeply explored the societies and culture of Roman and Greek civilisations.

Together they will discuss Higgins’s reworking of these powerful stories of unpredictable gods, epic wars, and families turned murderously against each other, which explore the extremes of human experience. They will also be answering your questions at this livestreamed event.

Book your discounted Early Bird ticket by Friday 17 September 2021.

Running time: 60 minutes

Closed captions will be available for this event.

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins at checkout for a special combined price (RRP £20).

Books will be dispatched from 9 September 2021.

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This event is being streamed globally.

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If you are unable to join at the time of streaming, this event will be available to watch on demand in the days following. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders.

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