Author: Lucy Culkin

On Tuesday 23rd October, the Jurassic Coast Trust welcomed award-winning journalist Kate Adie CBE to Symondsbury Tithe Barn for an evening of exploring the stories from the Jurassic Coast that resonate most strongly in the 21st century. Kate spoke  passionately about what our outstanding World Heritage coastline means to her, before handing over to the evening’s main speaker, Doug Hulyer.

Kate Adie and JCT Chair,
Alex O’Dwyer

As an environmentalist and educator with over 30 years experience, Doug kept the audience engaged with his talk which focused 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. Kate led an active Q&A session, with strong input from the audience and then opened the evening to networking with guests, set amongst the backdrop of Colin Bentley’s exhibition of Jurassic Coast landscape paintings.

Doug Hulyer

Sam Rose, Chief Executive of the Jurassic Coast Trust, said, “We were delighted to welcome Kate and Doug to speak at this event. Doug’s talk was enlightening and challenging in equal measure, and showed 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 welcomed those interested in exploring these subjects with us. The event was 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. “

The evening was free for Jurassic Coast Trust Members. Membership starts from just £3 per month, and information can be found at

Age of the Anthropocene talk, Symondbusry Tith Barn

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