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Location: Dorset County Museum - Click for map

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Come and join us on Wednesday 13 September for an interesting talk by Dr Sam Rose.

The management of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site has recently changed hands!  Rather than being Council led, it is now under the care of the Jurassic Coast Trust, an independent charity.  Sam was Team leader for the Jurassic Coast Team in Dorset County Council, and is the Trust’s first Chief Executive, and will be telling a little of the story of the change and the Trust’s ambitions and aspirations.

After being manager of the Jurassic Coast Trust Team based at Dorset County Council since 2007, Sam says he now feel hugely privileged to be the first ever Chief Executive of the Jurassic Coast Trust; charged with looking after England’s natural World Heritage Site.  Sam does not come from a geological background, having completed a PhD into Tropical Rain Forest Biodiversity at the University of Leeds in 1996. He then subsequently managed biodiversity research projects in South America, and supported international development work for VSO in countries as diverse as Kazakhstan, Tuvalu and Sri Lanka.

Sam’s main role is to oversee all aspects of the Trust, to oversee strategy, income and staff.  He has a fantastic staff team working for the Trust and wants to empower them to really help everybody to understand, love and value the Jurassic Coast – the vision for the Trust.  Sam is also the founding Chair of World Heritage UK, the organisation that advocates for all of the UK’s 31 World Heritage Sites.

Sam said “I also love landscape photography, which is handy given our stunning coastline.”

The talk is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs. 

How to book:
For further information contact the Museum on 01305 756827 or email shop@dorsetcountymuseum.org