The ‘Lichen Lady’ of Studland

‘Bare patches; don’t forget the bare patches…’ Joy Fildes has been careful to keep the sharing of her apparently boundless scientific knowledge to an elementary level in keeping with the degree of understanding in her one-man class. Thankfully, at 87 years young, a lifetime of teaching has more than prepared her for the task. After all, Read More…

Fossils fuel the future

A monument to one man’s passion for the past and what it tells us about today, the Etches Collection at Kimmeridge stands only just below St Nicholas’s Church. Before it lies the village and beyond, the wave-washed ledges of the bay that has been home to the famous fossils for some 150 million years. Actually, Read More…