Archaeologist, presenter and conservationist, Neil Oliver, is a highly interesting after dinner speaker. A regular face on British television, his work with the BBC has produced several documentaries surrounding such themes as history and archeology. As an after dinner speaker, Neil's thrilling life story keeps audiences hooked on his every word, eager to learn about his many thrilling discoveries.
With an infectious passion for history, event guests come away from his speeches with a better understanding of pinnacle British events and an inspired interest in history. As an event host, Neil is an instantly recognisable, greatly entertaining presenter, capable of leaving a positive impression on his audience. A speaker with Neil's knowledge, dedication and ability to connect with audiences of all types, holds the key to a memorable event.
At the forefront of modern archeological techniques, Neil can offer his audience a backstage view into British discoveries. Starting in 2002, his first television role was on BBC Two's Two Men in a Trench, which showcased historic British battlefields through recreations and top-level archeological techniques. After leaving the show, he was the archeological and social history expert for Coast, a BBC documentary. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Neil appeared in several pinnacle British history shows, like A History of Scotland and a Time Team special where he led a dig at Holyrood Palace.
From Cleopatra to Celtic Britain, Neil is an authority on several defining moments in history. As a speaker, he can discuss these events with captivated audiences, commanding the room with his incomparable knowledge. Recent projects of Neil's include the 2017 three-part BBC documentary, Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney, and the 2018 Rise of the Clans, presented by Neil. With a degree in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow and experience as a journalist, Neil has dedicated his life to reporting on the secrets of the past.
Since first qualifying in 1988, few mainstream archeologists have Neil's long standing passion. Having embodied British documentary filmmaking, he is a popular choice for event organisers wishing to book a highly interesting individual. Charming, confident and a natural in front of an audience, Neil has already presented at such prestigious venues as the Palace Theatre, St George's Hall and Theatre Royal.