Dr. Bettany Hughes is an award‐winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her speciality is ancient and medieval history and culture.
Her first book Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore has been translated into ten languages. Her second, The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life was a New York Times bestseller. Described by the Telegraph as “lively and learned”, her latest television series, Eight Days that Made Rome, looks at what defined the Roman Empire.
As an honorary, founding patron of Classics For All, Bettany campaigns to get classical languages and the study of classical civilisations back into state schools.
About Inspiring People
The Inspiring People series is a joint venture between The North Wall and our principal sponsor, St Edward’s School. Our organisation both have a mission to educate and inspire and our hope is that this series will do just that: half of all tickets are offered free to local schools.