Mary-Ann Ochota

Mary-Ann is a TV presenter and writer, specialising in anthropology, archaeology, social history and adventure, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Mary-Ann has presented shows for all the major broadcasters, including cult archaeology show Time Team, ITV’s Britain’s Secret Treasures, History Channel’s Ancient Impossible, and Life After: Chernobyl for Animal Planet. Her next series will be about the culture of Tibet, to be broadcast in 2017. She writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including the TelegraphCountryfile MagazineGeographical, Summit, The Great Outdoors and others. Her first book, Britain’s Secret Treasures, explores the stories behind archaeological artefacts discovered by members of the public.

Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, is currently nominated for Archaeology Book of the Year at the Current Archaeology Awards 2017. 

Mary-Ann is a #GetOutside Champion for the Ordnance Survey, a Hillwalking Ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council, and a patron of the Tony Trust, which helps young people access outdoor adventure activities regardless of income.