Ceremony to award Professor Mary Beard an honorary doctorate

Professor Mary Beard will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in recognition of her academic career and her standing as one of the leading experts in the field of ancient Roman history. The ceremony is to take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Mary Beard is a Professor at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College and a Professor at the Royal Academy of Arts. Her expertise and professionalism are also manifest in her work as a communicator and in her civic commitment to the defence of human rights in general and the rights of women in particular.




Saló de Cent de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona
Plaça de Sant Jaume, 1
08002 Barcelona


30/10/2019 18.00h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Entrance of the members of the presiding committee 

Musical interlude

Ada Colau, the Mayor of Barcelona, opens the ceremony and gives her address.

Pastora Martínez, UOC Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation, pays tribute to Professor Mary Beard.

Pere Fabra, General Secretary of the UOC, reads the decision reached by the Governing Council.

Josep A. Planell, the UOC President, bestows Professor Mary Beard with the title of honorary doctorate and the university's medal.

Musical interlude

Speech by Professor Mary Beard
Speech by UOC President Josep A. Planell

Gaudeamus igitur

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