Video: Women in Power

Mary Beard

From Medusa to Merkel, Mary Beard considers the extent to which the exclusion of women from power is culturally embedded, and how idioms from ancient Greece are still used to normalise gendered violence.

The lecture was delivered at the British Museum on 3 March 2017 as part of the LRB’s Winter Lecture series.

Read Beard’s lecture in full: Women in Power

Read Beard’s 2014 lecture: The Public Voice of Women