Mary-Ann Ochota

Sun 08 Jan 2017 | 2pm | £12 (£10 for RGS-IBG members)*

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Mary-Ann-Ochota

RGS-IBG-logo-in-blackRoyal Geographical Society (with IBG) Lecture Series

Hidden histories: a spotter’s guide to the British landscape

Speaker: Mary-Ann Ochota

Join TV presenter and archaeology writer Mary-Ann Ochota on a journey through Britain’s historic landscape. What clues should you look for to puzzle out the origins of a village, or the age of a hedgerow? What are the secrets hidden in tumuli, chambered tombs and churchyards? Drawing on her new book, Hidden Histories, this talk will be packed with clues and examples of what to look for and where to go to decipher the story of the landscape around us. A must for all landscape detectives!

Mary-Ann Ochota is a broadcaster and anthropologist whose work has taken her across the world, including into the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the Algerian Sahara, across Australia’s Simpson Desert, and to the slums of Dhaka and Delhi. She writes regularly for Geographical, The Great Outdoors and The Telegraph. She has presented programmes such as Time Team and Unreported World. Her new book, to be published in October 2016 and entitled Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, will be the subject of her talk.

Copies of Mary-Ann Ochota’s book will be available to purchase, and there will be a book signing opportunity after the talk.

VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX AUDITORIUM

Website: maryannochota.com

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by Joe Bass
IMAGE CREDIT: Book cover by Ian O’Halloran

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