Professor Mary Beard gives the annual Jocelyn Hay Lecture - pictures

There was a great turn out to see Professor Mary Beard give this year's Jocelyn Hay Lecture on Wednesday 23rd October. Here are some photographic highlights of the event.

VLV Chairman, Colin Browne welcomes the house to the annual Jocelyn Hay Lecture

Charlotte Higgins, the chief culture writer of the Guardian, welcomes Professor Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard giving the annual VLV Jocelyn Hay Lecture

Professor Mary Beard begins her lecture on History on TV

Photo copyright: Michael Bowles

Professor Mary Beard giving the annual VLV Jocelyn Hay Lecture

Professor Beard offered some personal reflections about history on television in an attempt to raise some bigger questions of what makes a good history programme on TV

Professor Mary Beard giving the annual VLV Jocelyn Hay Lecture

The lecture closed with a lively question and answer session

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