Marine Conservation event – donation to Institute

Marine Conservation discussion at the Electric Palace, Bridport (still from Dorset Eye film)

Marine Conservation discussion at the Electric Palace, Bridport (still from Dorset Eye film)

The LSI restoration fund has received a generous donation following the success of the 45th Bridport “Lecture on Everything” organised by Horatio and Ioana Morpurgo.  (In the nineteenth century, the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute was the venue for numerous lectures and attracted distinguished visiting speakers, and it is the BADT’s hope that this will be one of the roles that the restored Institute will play in the future.)

The “Lecture” (“Our Sea Needs Our Say”), held at Bridport’s Electric Palace on 17 September, took the form of a discussion on controversial marine conservation issues between environmental writers Philip Hoare, George Monbiot and Professor Callum Roberts, chaired by Horatio Morpurgo.  The discussion focused on the importance and role of Protected Areas in marine conservation (Lyme Bay being the location of one such protected area established in 2008).

The event was extremely well received by a large and lively audience and resulted in a donation of £500 to the Literary and Scientific Institute restoration fund, which is gratefully acknowledged.  The discussion was filmed by Dorset Eye, and can be seen at

http://www.dorseteye.com/north/videos/our-sea-needs-our-say-1-2

http://www.dorseteye.com/north/videos/our-sea-needs-our-say-2-2.

For more information about “Lectures on Everything” contact eendymion@yahoo.com.

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