Mary Beard

Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge
Worst moment
"There's been a transformation. I'm not saying that's entirely European, we have students from Australia and America and Asia etcetera etcetera, but I now walk into my university faculty building and it's a European polyglot culture in a way that would have been unthinkable." - Mary Beard on the best thing the EU has done for her personally
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
1:57 What was your formative European moment?
3:18 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
4:53 What was the best moment in recent European history?
6:56 What is the single best thing the EU has done for you personally?
8:57 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
10:26 How are modern conceptions of citizenship different from Ancient Rome's?
13:38 Should the EU's narrative have less logos and more pathos for it to remain sustainable?