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  • Professor Mary Beard OBE is the Royal Academy’s Professor of Ancient Literature. She is a Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Newnham College. Her books include Confronting the Classics, Women and Power and SPQR and she has presented programmes for the BBC including Civilisations and Front Row Late on BBC2.

    • Using Smartify in the Deacon installation

      Take Mary's tour of the Collection

      All the works picked out by Professor Mary Beard are on display for free at the new RA. You can take the tour and listen as you go by downloading the Smartify app, which lets you ‘scan’ artworks to discover the stories behind them.

      Smartify is available to download for free through the Android and Apple app stores.