Dr Oliver Cox is a historian who is passionate about convincing us that heritage and history still matter in the twenty-first century.
He is the director of the Thames Valley Country House Partnership. This partnership is busy finding new ways to engage wider audiences with country houses through exciting events and the innovative use of social media – with links to every major Country House throughout Britain.
Oliver’s most recent TV appearances include Glorious Gardens From Above and Len Goodman’s Holiday of my Lifetime on BBC One. Oliver has also filmed with Ian Hislop’s Olden Days (BBC Two), Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians (BBC Four), and the BBC’s The One Show.
Oliver’s doctoral thesis explored how and why King Alfred the Great was manufactured into a national hero in England and America between 1640 and 1800. His research on Rule, Britannia! has been covered by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, BBC News, The Times, The Telegraph and others.
Oliver lives in Oxford and all his spare time is taken up with training for his second Ironman triathlon.