Mary Beard, author of a book on the Parthenon who has regularly voiced her views  on the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, is to lecture on Saturday 1st November in Chicago as part of their Humanities Festival.
Chicago Tribune 
Originally posted: October 16, 2008
Making no little ideas: Five architecture-related programs you shouldn’t miss at the Chicago Humanities Festival
With the Chicago Humanities Festival fast approaching–it’s titled “Thinking Big” in honor of next year’s 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago–here are five recommendations for architecture-related programs. The number in parentheses is the program number in the festival.
Mary Beard: The Parthenon (311). 1-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.; $5 . A professor of classics at Cambridge University and classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement digs into the past of this classical masterpiece and explains why it continues to inspire us today.
More info on the event is available on the festival website .