An exploration of the incredible past and a hopeful future of Doggerland, which once connected the entire eastern coast of Great Britain with mainland Europe, from Sweden to France.
We spoke to Julia Blackburn, described as “one of the most original writers in Britain” and author of Time Song, a startling, “funny and often very moving” exploration of life on Doggerland and Dr Tom Appleby, Associate Professor at UWE and a member of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, where he leads on environment and sustainability. Tom is also a member of the International Water Security Network, the Environmental Law Unit and is Chief Legal Affairs Adviser to UK based ocean conservation charity, the Blue Marine Foundation.
Image credit: Robert Katzki.
Dr Tom Appleby is Associate Professor at UWE and a member of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research. Tom is also Chief Legal Affairs Adviser to UK based ocean conservation charity, the Blue Marine Foundation. Tom has led two impact case studies for UWE and has his work was integral to the protective measures taken by the UK government on the Dogger Bank.
Tom has worked in and around marine conservation for nearly 25 years. He helped set up Scotland’s first no take zone and worked with a number of environmental NGOs to apply the European environmental law to fisheries. He has researched the impact of Brexit on UK fisheries law, given evidence to Parliament. Tom has a DPhil in marine and fisheries law from UWE, was formerly a practising commercial property law for nearly 10 years and is still a non-practising solicitor.