Oliver Hutchinson

CITiZAN Discovery Programme Officer, Mersea Island

0207 410 2235 OHutchinson@mola.org.uk LinkedIn profile

As CITiZAN Discovery Programme Officer, Mersea Island, Oliver is the Lead Archaeologist for the Mersea Island Discovery Programme and is responsible for its day-to-day management. 

Oliver was previously CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach, and was responsible for managing the network of volunteers that formed the backbone of the first round of the CITiZAN project in the South East. His work involved the development of outreach, training and fieldwork events for the public providing them with the skills to contribute to the CITiZAN project. . He studied Archaeology at UCL and graduated in 2005 having worked on excavations in Belize, The British Virgin Islands, Romania and Devon. 

More recently, he has developed a study examining the application of 3D printing in archaeology to support the Key Stage 2 History syllabus. He also worked as a researcher on a UCL led project to map Anglo-Saxon road and communication networks. Prior to this role, Oliver managed large networks of regional authorities as part of an EU wide programme to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and support the adoption of renewable energy systems.

CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach Oliver Hutchinson

Meet the Community Archaeologists

The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.

Object handling session with a local community group