Book Review

My Week of Culture: Macbeth by the National Theatre and Mary Beard’s Civilisations

May is one of my busiest months of the year as a lecturer – there are dissertations to be read, reports to mark, results to be logged before exam boards in June…the list goes on and on. Consequently, I feel like every May I achieve next to nothing outside of work; my evenings and weekends are either spent marking or conking out on the sofa, utterly knackered.

This week however, I’ve been lucky enough to get a bit of a break on the job front, and so I was able to indulge in a bit a culture!

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Book Review: Women & Power by Mary Beard (and why everyone needs to be reading it)

Read this book.

Seriously, no what gender, age or political orientation you are; read this book.

It seems almost unbelievable that someone could so perfectly encapsulate the problems faced by women both historically and today in 2018 in just over one hundred pages, but this is what the inestimable Mary Beard has done.

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