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Archeology, History, War, World Wars, Resistance, Antiquarian, Antiquity, Ancient History, Classical History, Museums, Heritage

All things historic and archeologically important. Archeology, History, War, World Wars, Resistance, Antiquarian, Antiquity, Ancient History, Classical History, Museums, Heritage

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Alain de Botton

"Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance." Alain is known as the peoples' philosopher and best known for his aim to bring philosophy to the masses in a non-threatening or intimidating manner. Also a best-selling author.
Described as the "peoples' philosopher", Alain has written a panoply of successful books, ranging in topics from love, architecture, travel, literature, and religion. His books have gone on to be best-sellers in 30 different countries. When Alain is not writing, he can be found at 'the School of Life', a book store and workshop dedicated to a new vision of education, which aims to expand on his mantra that our purpose can be found in seeking answers to intellectual questions.
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Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling is best known for his work on the Mirrorshades anthology.
A futurist, journalist, science-fiction author and design critic, Bruce Sterling is best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre.
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Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is best known for his books and commentary on transport.
Christian Wolmar is a British journalist, author, politician and railway historian of Swedish and Russian descent.
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Gilly Carr

Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her work on the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII and its long-term legacy.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge; she is also a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has published widely in the fields of history, archaeology and the heritage of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. She also regularly speaks at international conferences in these areas. She is particularly passionate about victims of Nazi persecution and has pioneered the concept of ‘Occupation Archaeology’, the archaeology of military occupation during WWII. She is a firm believer in the role of academics as activists and interventionists in the memory and heritage of those they study.
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Mark Champkins

Mark Champkins is best known for his work at London Science Museum.
Mark Champkins, is a product designer and the London Science Museum’s first “Inventor in Residence”.
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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of the world’s leading historians.
Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing importance as a keynote speaker.
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Paola Antonelli

Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.
Paola Antonelli's goal is to promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design’s impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.
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Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College.
Sarah Harper is a British gerontologist. She achieved particular acclaim when she established Oxford's Institute of Ageing, and became the University of Oxford’s first professor of Gerontology.
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Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000) and The Story of the Jews (2013).
Simon Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
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Suzannah Lipscomb

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian, author and broadcaster.
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes, most recently The Great Fire and Elizabeth I for Channel 5.