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Mary-Ann Ochota

Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist, broadcaster and writer. She's part of the presenting team for Britain's Secret Treasures, revealing the secret stories behind these compelling artefacts. She has an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, and makes programmes exploring subjects as diverse as feral children, Roman bread, and beards.She lives in London with her husband, children's author Joe Craig and their rescue dog, Harpo. She's a keen sailor, hiker, horserider and divemaster.www.maryannochota.comFollow @maryannochota on twitter
Zoe Oldenbourg

Zoé Oldenbourg was born in St Petersburg in 1916 and was educated at the Lycée Molière and the Sorbonne in Paris. The author of a number of outstanding historical novels, including THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and THE CORNERSTONE, which won the Prix Fémina in 1953, her historical works include CATHERINE OF RUSSIA and MASSACRE AT MONTSEGUR.
Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland.Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book.His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also presented the BBC series A History of Ancient Britain, Vikings, The Last Explorers and Sacred Wonders of Britain, as well as Coast Australia. He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children.Find out more at www.neiloliver.com or follow him on Twitter @NEIL_OLIVER_
Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver is a writer, historian and television presenter. A leading archaeologist, he has worked on many sites, including the battlefields of Zululand, and is co-author of TWO MEN IN A TRENCH. He is thirty-four and lives in Glasgow.
Richard Ollard

Richard Ollard is the author of several books, including The Image of the King: Charles I and Charles II and Pepys: a biography.
Robert Opie

Robert Opie has been collecting packaging, advertising and social history for over 40 years.In 1984 he realised an ambition by establishing, in Gloucester, the first museum devoted to the history of advertising and packagin, and later created the Museum of Memories in Wigan.He has written several books, including Miller's Advertising Tins, The 1930s Scrapbook, The Wartime Scrapbook and The 1950s Scrapbook.
Stephen Oppenheimer

Stephen Oppenheimer, author of Eden in the East, qualified in medicine from Oxford to begin a career in tropical paediatrics. He has spent 20 years working and travelling in the Far East and Pacific region and is a world-recognised expert in the synthesis of DNA studies with archaeological and other evidence to track ancient migrations. His first book Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia challenged the orthodox view of the origins of Polynesians as rice farmers from Taiwan.
Richard Overy

Richard Overy is a best-selling historian. He specialises in the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships, World War II, air power in the twentieth century, and German history from 1900. He is the author of numerous books on the Third Reich and Second World War.
James Owen

James Owen is a historian and the author of Nuremberg: Evil on Trial, The Voice of War (with Guy Walters), A Serpent in Eden and Danger UXB. He writes frequently for newspapers and contributes to television and radio programmes. He lives in London.
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