Mara Gold is a PhD/DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford investigating sapphic history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a particular focus on understanding and performing sapphic identities through the ancient world. As well as her undergraduate degree in Classics, she has an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), a Graduate Diploma in Archaeology (UCL) and an MSt. in Modern British and European History (Oxford). She has written and performed for stage and radio, as well as acting and presenting on-screen.