Secret Britain: Unearthing the Mysteries of our Past
Part of the Flag Fen archaeology talks
After unfortunately having to cancel the 2020 series of archaeology talks at Flag Fen, we are thrilled to be able to host them virtually this year. Thanks to funding from the government's Culture Recovery Fund, we are also able to offer the 2021 series completely free of charge.
Our third talk will be given by broadcaster and author Mary-Ann Ochota, who you may recognise from TV archaeology programmes, including the cult show Time Team, History Channel’s Ancient Impossible, BBC2’s Britain Afloat and currently, the Smithsonian Channel hit Mystic Britain.
From Ice Age skull cups to prehistoric fortune-telling spoons, and from world-famous sites like Stonehenge and Glastonbury, to hidden gems only the experts know about, Secret Britain reveals just how mysterious and fascinating the past can be.
With characteristic enthusiasm and an eye for curious detail, Mary-Ann reveals the way these ancient sites and objects still resonate today. Secret Britain takes us deep into the lives and landscapes of ancient people. It reveals startling connections to the present, and celebrates our enduring relationship with the past.
This expertly-guided tour ranges from the far Northern Isles to the Cornish coast, and from famous treasures like the Sutton Hoo helmet, to little-known curiosities like Viking-inscribed spinning weights, prehistoric wooden goddesses and the compelling evidence for ancient British mummification.
This event will take place online live and will be followed by a live Q&A. The email confirming your booking will provide the link to view the talk. Questions can be submitted throughout the talk, with a selection answered at the end, time permitting.