'She would flippantly say "oh but
it's all going to end next year anyway" and
we would try and laugh it off.
'She believed something was going to happen
that would change the world, I'm not sure
whether she ever fully believed that it
was going to end, but she definitely thought
something was going to happen.
'She read articles on all different types
of things which could make the world end,
she read about 15 to 20 articles over the
course of 2011 with her best friend.
'The most recent one she read was on sun
spots and how if they went wrong it could
cause a nuclear reaction.'
Increasing numbers of websites devoted
to 2012 doomsday scenarios have sprung
up online, centred on claims the Mayans
believed this is the year the world will
In France a tiny village named Bugarach
has seen visits from doomsday devotees,
claiming it will survive any apocalypse
The inquest at Trowbridge Town Hall, Wiltshire,
heard how Isabel was concerned about 'injustices'
in the world and had converted to Buddhism
in Spring 2011.
The committed vegan had just started studying
animal science and management at Wiltshire
College and was a passionate animal rights
campaigner who ran a guinea pig sanctuary
with a friend.
Her parents said: 'Isabel was a fully
committed vegan and had very strong views
on animal welfare especially animal testing,
livestock and dairy farming.
'In the spring of 2011 she turned to the
Buddhist faith and their teachings to search
for answers because she could relate in
their beliefs and principles.
'It would seem her belief in Buddhism
and the possibility of another, better
life was strong enough to persuade her
that the time was right to move on to what
The inquest heard how Mrs Taylor, found
her daughter hanged in her room at their
home at 3.15pm in September last year,
after spending much of the night on the
Mr Taylor added: 'We will never understand
why she took her life and we will never
fully come to terms with it.
'We miss her greatly , it was a tragic
incident, she had such a promising career
ahead of herself.
'The enormous shock of it remains with
us and we will never fully come to terms
'She managed to hide what was going on
inside her mind because outwardly the happy,
bubbly Isabel we knew and loved so well
was what she portrayed to us until the
Assistant deputy Wiltshire Coroner Claire
Balsyz, recorded a verdict that Isabel
had taken her own life while the balance
of her mind was disturbed.