Provided by Wikipedia Gerard ("Gerry") Oram is a notable British cultural and social historian, with a particular interest in the First World War. He was a researcher at the University of Birmingham and the University of Swansea, before going on to teach at the Open University. He lectures at Swansea University teaching on a number of modules including ''Nazi Occupied Europe'' and ''the First World War''. Oram also lectures at Cardiff University where he teaches the ''War, Liberation and Reconstruction: Europe 1939-51'' module. His seminal book, ''Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914–1924'', is on the recommended reading lists of the National Archives and the Imperial War Museum.
His work is widely referenced in the academic literature on First World War military executions; he is quoted in the British national press on the subject; and he was quoted as a source for an Irish government inquiry into treatment of Irish soldiers.
In his spare time, he is a keen time-trials cyclist. He is also a fan of Gloucester R.F.C.