Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Darwin Day: Jurassic Coast

Jurassic CoastSaturday 9th February 12.00pm
The Purbeck Lounge, Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH

Dorset Humanists’ Annual    Darwin Day Celebratory Lunch and Presentation

Celebrate Darwin Day in style with a delicious three-course Italian buffet lunch in BIC’s Purbeck Lounge, followed by an entertaining talk from Professor Vincent May.

Dorset’s ‘Jurassic Coasthas revealed an amazing number of fossils over the last 200 years, including many specimens new to science. In this well-illustrated presentation, Professor May takes us on a fascinating 250 million year journey beginning in the Triassic period, when the continents were joined and Dorset was a desert, through to the recent achievement of World Heritage Site status. We have the Purbeck Lounge booked through to 5:00pm, so there will also be plenty of time to socialise together after Professor May’s presentation.

Booking Information

Italian buffet lunch and presentation ticket (12:00pm start): £16 per person (Please book lunches by 30th January. Places are limited)

Jurassic Coast presentation only ticket (2:00pm start): £2 per person

Order tickets  at a Dorset Humanists meeting, or email lyn.glass(at)btinternet.com (Presentation only tickets may also be purchased on the door).

Professor May spearheaded the application to UNESCO for recognition of the Dorset and East Devon Coast as a World Heritage Site. He continues to chair the Science and Conservation Advisory Group for the Site, which provides professional advice to the Counties of Devon and Dorset. He is also Chair of the Purbeck Heritage Network.

He has been awarded the B.P. Prize for Environmental Science & Management, and has pioneered and implemented multi-disciplinary practice-based masters courses at Bournemouth University in Coastal Zone Management, Water Environment, and European Tourism Management (with French, Dutch & German partners).


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