I'm delighted to reveal that our guests on The Forum Live on Monday 30th November will be Julia Galbenu and Tom Clarke from the National Trust.
Studland Bay is arguably, Britain's best Naturist beach. The bay in Dorset - with other non-Naturist sections is owned by the National Trust. Nude bathing has a long history there. British Naturism is even represented on the official, National Trust operated, beach users group.
Julia Galbenu has always been fascinated by the natural world. After completing her degree in Biological Sciences at Oxford University, Julia committed herself to environmental education and engagement. Her passion took her around the world, working in India, Honduras, Panama and Ecuador on different environmental projects. Last year, England called her back and she was determined to have a positive impact on nature at home. In March 2020, she began working as the Engagement Officer for the Dynamic Dunescapes Project at Studland Bay.
Tom Clarke first came to Purbeck in 1982, aged 6, on a family holiday from London. He wanted to live and work there ever since. After 10 years of working in nature conservation in London, Tom moved to Poole and has worked the last ten years for the Wildlife Trust, RSPB and the National Trust in Dorset. Since 2018 he’s been working in Purbeck as the Engagement Officer for Trust covering Corfe Castle, Studland and 4500ha of land in between.
Julia and Tom will be making presentations about their work, the history of the National Trust ownership of Studland (including the nude bit) and answering your questions.