Mary-Ann Ochota

Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota

Talk: Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota is known for programmes like Britain's Secret Treasures and Time Team, and she joined us to discuss her new book Hidden Histories. When you drive past a lumpy, bumpy field, ever wonder what made the lumps and bumps? And when you walk into a picturesque village, ever wondered how old it is? Mary teaches how to understand the features in the fascinating British landscape, and give tips, both entertaining and practical, on what to spot and where to go. Recorded in London, December 2016.

Mary-Ann Ochota

Mary-Ann Ochota is a British broadcaster and anthropologist specialising in anthropology, archaeology, social history and adventure factual television. She grew up in the Northwest of England and studied archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge.

Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape

For the times when you're driving past a lumpy, bumpy field and you wonder what made the lumps and bumps; for when you're walking between two lines of grand trees, wondering when and why they were planted; for when you see a brown heritage sign pointing to a 'tumulus' but you don't know what to look for.

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