Author: Guy Kerr

kate adie

Kate Adie

The Jurassic Coast Trust is excited to welcome award-winning journalist Kate Adie CBE to Symondsbury later this month, for an evening exploring the stories from the Jurassic Coast that resonate most strongly in the 21st century.

Kate will speak about what Dorset’s outstanding World Heritage coastline means to her, before handing over to the evening’s main speaker, Doug Hulyer. An environmentalist and educator with over 30 years experience, Doug’s talk will focus on the Age of the Anthropocene, and what lessons the Jurassic Coast can teach us in dealing with mass extinctions, climate change and other global environmental issues. Following his talk, Kate will host a Q&A session, with input from the audience strongly encouraged.

The evening will take place at Symondsbury Estate’s Tithe Barn on Tuesday 23 October, and will be set amongst Colin Bentley’s exhibition of Jurassic Coast landscape paintings. In addition to the talks, there will be opportunities to meet the artist and view the exhibition.

Sunset over Lyme Regis

Sunset over Lyme Regis, Oil on Canvas, 80 x 40 cm.


Entry to the evening is free for Jurassic Coast Trust Members. Membership starts from just £3 per month, and new Members can join at Tickets for non-Members are £10 and are available from the Jurassic Coast Trust’s online shop. Entry includes nibbles, with drinks available at the venue’s bar.

Sam Rose, Chief Executive of the Jurassic Coast Trust, says, “We are delighted to welcome Kate and Doug to speak at this event. We expect Doug’s talk to be enlightening and challenging in equal measure, and to show the Jurassic Coast from a new perspective. The stories of extinction and climate change that our World Heritage Site reveals are as relevant today as they’ve ever been, and we look forward to welcoming along all those interested in exploring these subjects with us. The event is also a great opportunity to provide a special evening for our Members, and we encourage anyone with an interest in the Jurassic Coast to consider joining us, which will help us look after the coast so it can continue to inspire and educate for generations to come. To join us, go to – we’d love to have your support.”

Back to Featured