Join the Jurassic Coast Trust and our guest speakers for Jurassic January 2022. The event takes place on Wednesday 26 January 2022 from 10:00am – 1:00pm and will be delivered virtually via Zoom.


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At this year’s Jurassic January, we’ll be looking at how the tourism, heritage and cultural sectors can forge the way ahead for 2022 and beyond.


Download the Jurassic January 2022 brochure here


We’ll be featuring a range of speakers who can provide insights into the latest developments across these sectors are and what it means for your business or organisation. The Jurassic Coast Trust will also be talking about some of our plans for the year – which marks the 20th anniversary of the World Heritage Site’s inscription – and how you can get involved.

If you’d like to submit a question to any of our speakers in advance of the event, please just email us: and we will pass it on to the appropriate person.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Jurassic January 2022.

Please see below for more information on speakers.

Samantha Richardson
Director of the National Coastal Tourism Academy

Samantha will kick off Jurassic January with an update from the National Coastal Tourism Academy, including an overview of the results from their 2021 Staycation Travel Survey, which measured satisfaction levels in those who holidayed on England’s Coast last year.



Alistair Handyside
Chair of South West Tourism Alliance

A regular speaker at Jurassic January, Alistair will provide the latest updates from his campaigning and lobbying work with the SWTA, and provide insights as to how the visitor economy is shaping up for 2022 and beyond.

Simon Addison
Heritage Business Manager, Bath World Heritage Site

Simon will share insights from the iconic Roman Baths, discussing the impacts of COVID, lessons to take forward on visitor management, and progressing the conversation around sustainable tourism.



Alex Turner
Project Co-ordinator, South West Coast Path Association

South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) works to improve and protect the 630 mile National Trail which follows the coast in the south west from Minehead, Somerset to South Haven Point in Dorset.

Alex will be discussing current SWCPA work to improve access for under-represented or under-served audiences in order to make the amazing resource that is the South West Coast Path as easy to access for everyone as possible.

This has become increasingly relevant more recently as coronavirus has highlighted the importance of people being able to access natural environments close to their homes and health inequalities.