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BCRA Newsletter

In this newsletter: Cave Science Symposium, Annual General Meeting, BCRA Review 2019 now in press. Cave Science Symposium Our annual cave science symposium will be ...
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Coronavirus pandemic: check if it’s safe to go caving

Since summer, cavers have been making the most of the relaxation of lockdown rules. However, with local lockdown areas increasingly being established as winter approaches, ...
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Cheddar caves closed to both tourists and cavers

The Cheddar caves, owned by Longleat Enterprises Ltd, are currently closed to visitors. Following this, a statement just issued by the Council of Southern Caving ...
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Descent 276: Read all about Buttered Badgers, horses and dragons!

Descent 276 has landed – and it's another issue replete with interesting, informative and exciting content. It's good to see that even in these times ...
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BCA AGM – a letter from the chair

The BCA AGM is fast approaching and acting Chair Phil Rowsell has written to all members encouraging participation in the first online AGM. Dear BCA ...
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Caving during a pandemic

This account of a caving holiday in South Wales has no exciting discoveries, no dramatic incidents, and no unusual activities. But we hope Peter Burgess' ...
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BCRA Newsletter and AGM details

In this newsletter: online event, Connecting with Cave Research - Advice for Student Researchers,  BCRA Review 2019 available for pre-order now, and details of the ...
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Online event: Monday 19th October 2020, Connecting with Cave Research – Advice for Student Researchers

To sign up for this event, please follow the link here, and please pass details of this to your club and any students you know ...
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BCA AGM details and your chance to stand as a group representative on Council

The BCA AGM is taking place on Sunday 11th October from 10.30 am on Zoom. The details of how to register to attend and speak ...
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Descent 276 will be on its way soon, and although caving is slowly getting underway again, things are certainly not back to pre-covid levels, so ...
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A new date has now been scheduled for the BCA's delayed annual general meeting – 11th October 2020. It was originally scheduled to take place ...
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The next BCRA Cave Science Symposium will take place on Saturday November 14th 2020 using an online portal. The meeting will be hosted by Professor ...
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The latest edition of the BCRA's journal Cave and Karst Science is wholly dedicated to the reports from the 2019 Greenland Caves Project 2019 expedition ...
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Descent 275 is now with us. Yet another issue compiled during this plague year, but still packed with interesting and informative material - and there ...
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This is the second volume of a planned four volume set covering the caves, mines and associated features of the county of Somerset. Volume 1 ...
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In this newsletter... Covid-19 and Caving Periodicals BCRA Science Symposium Cave Biology SIG Cave Studies Booklets 2021: International Year of Caves and Karst BCRA's Facebook ...
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Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, ...
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Caves-of-Mid-West-Ireland
A guidebook on Irish caves has won the prestigious Tratman Award for 2019. The Caves of Mid-West Ireland, edited by Graham Mullan on behalf of ...
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Les Williams photo courtesy of Gerik Rhoden
Les Williams has resigned as BCA chair with immediate effect. Phil Rowsell has been co-opted into the role and joins Howard Jones as Treasurer and ...
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Gear manufacturers Petzl are warning cavers to check their ropes after two critical defects were found on a low-stretch kernmantle rope. A customer unpacking new ...
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The Ghar Parau Foundation is on the lookout for a new secretary to take over from Phil Rowsell. Nick Williams, the interim acting secretary, said: ...
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As lockdown eases and caving resumes in most places, don’t forget that you can still take a break from the mad scramble to get back ...
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BCA have issued a new coronavirus update for cavers: BCA notes that travel restrictions across England, Scotland and Wales will, by the 6th July be ...
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One of the oldest and largest cave rescue teams in the country has put out an urgent plea for fundraising help to modernise important kit ...
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Naughty boys, grand follies, an underground control centre for a railway and a Quaker congregation falling through the floor into the cellar ... Peter Burgess ...
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The British Caving Association (BCA) and the Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI) have issued more advice about how to make a safe return to caving ...
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In the UK, the British Caving Association (BCA) has issued clubs with some guidance on cleaning tackle. As yet it's not known how - if ...
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