Mary Beard: Tests her Cambridge students about Diana biography

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Cambridge classics students have been tested on the best-selling biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, a professor at the prestigious university has disclosed.

Prof Mary Beard said she also made her third-year pupils read tabloid newspapers and transcripts of the notorious "Squidgygate" and "Camillagate" tapes, which revealed intimate details of the princess and the Prince of Wales's extra-marital affairs, for a course about ancient Roman history.

The revelation comes just days after the pop lyrics of Amy Winehouse featured in a Cambridge exam paper.

Prof Mary Beard admitted some of her colleagues were "a bit dubious" about the academic value of the history course, which ran for three years.
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