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News: Putting Cave Surveying In The Map

In September, Andrew Atkinson's article on Cave Surveying – the next steps proved to be of huge interest to readers. An open invitation was extended to cavers with an interest in surveying or geographic information ...

News, Caves and Karst Science Now Available

The December issue of Caves and Karst Science is now available. Volume 44, Number 3 carries four main articles, starting with a paper on Karst conduit complexity by John Gunn, demonstrated by a dye tracing ...

News: Pre Columbian Cave Art in the Caribbean

New research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum, working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines the science behind the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock ...

News: A Golden Age of Cave Exploration

To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and scientific research, renowned explorers of the subterranean world will come together to share their discoveries and experiences during 4 days at the Royal Geographical Society, ...

News: BCRA’s Cryogenic Cave Calcite Competition

We reported last year that cryogenic cave crystals (CCCs) had been found for the first time in the UK in Wookey Hole in 2015. Gina Moseley and Mark Luetscher from Innsbruck University had been investigating ...

Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 2017

British Cave Research Association, 28th Cave Science Symposium hosted jointly with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Leeds Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 21st October, 2017 Field-trip(s) - Sunday 22nd October, 2017 School of Earth and ...

News: BCRA 28th Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 2017

The British Cave Research Association, Yorkshire Geological Society, and Leeds Geological Association are pleased to announce details of the 28th Annual Cave Science Symposium and associated field-trip. The Symposium will be hosted by Prof. Simon ...

Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 2016

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium - Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Field-trip - Sunday 23rd October, 2016, Box Mines, Wiltshire The British Cave Research Association is ...

The British Caving Library

The British Caving Library (BCL) is a national research and reference library based in the Peak District, owned by BCRA and staffed part-time by a librarian. The library mostly comprises published and archived material collected ...

Notice: 27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium, Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Call for Abstracts The response to the first call for abstracts has been very positive and ...

Haggs Brow Cave Excavations, Lower Winskill

Haggs Brow Cave Excavations, Lower Winskill Yorkshire Dales National Park. May 2016. A personal account by Vince Simmonds. Looking down the track to Lower Winskill. Introduction: Haggs Brow Cave is located on the Haggs, an ...

News: Cave and Karst Science now available

Volume 42 of The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association for December 2015 is now available. The current edition contains papers on: "Hidden Recesses of Nature" - the science and aesthetics of subterranean space ...