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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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Deep, dark and pretty – caves in the latest issue of Descent!

Descent 272 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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Boulder troubles on Mendip and a collapsing traverse in the Dales

Two reports of instability in caves have reached us. Dave King has sent the following message re Hobnail Hole. "Hobnail Hole is temporarily closed due ...
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Somerset Underground – Volume One. Book Launch

The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) are pleased to announce the launch of Volume 1 of ‘Somerset Underground’, at the Hunters’ Lodge Inn at ...
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The Caves of Mid-West Ireland

UBSS, Bristol. 2019. 364pp, 20 colour photographs, 136 maps and surveys. Hardback, 180mm × 248mm. £20 ISBN 978-0-9545850-1-3 In one sense, Caves of Mid-West Ireland ...
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In a new feature for 2020, we're now bringing you a round-up of some of the news and views from around the world. Where multiple ...
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Descent 272 coming soon!

Happy New Year to everyone! To celebrate, we have a brand-new photo montage for you featuring the anniversary set of all six Descent covers from ...
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Concrete Evidence – a curious manuscript

Alan Jeffreys recently came across a curious manuscript entitled Concrete Evidence, a speleo novel by Victor Stephen Wignore and reviews it here for Darkness Below ...
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Fish, bones, ice and carbon dioxide – more cave research from the BCRA.

Reports on large cave fish from Meghalaya, archaeological sites in Scotland and Derbyshire, ice caves in Yorkshire and carbon dioxide - historically and geologically - ...
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Descent 271 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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Introducing guidelines and a standing recording method is one of the aims of next May's BCRA cave archaeology field meeting. It will take place from 8th ...
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Peter Burgess' trusty old Petzl Duo lamp finally gave up the ghost after 15 years. He reports back on its replacement - the Lynx X ...
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In this newsletter ... Latest periodicals now online: CREG Journal 107 is now available online and can be viewed and downloaded by members. This has ...
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  Since 2008, members of the AditNow UK mine exploration forum website have contributed an impressive variety of photographs to calendars, produced each year, which ...
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Descent 271 is about to be posted so to make sure you get your copy take a moment to check whether your subscription is up ...
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In this newsletter ... Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales - volume 2 This book has now been reduced in price to £25. It ...
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On Saturday, 9th November 2019, the University of Bristol Speleological Society brought the public facing part of their centenary year to an end with a ...
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If you've received an email from Matt Ewles, BCA secretary, entitled BCA Ballot - Vote Now, you may have been a little surprised at the ...
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Due to the large volume of recent rainfall in the region, information has been received from Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru that a planned release of water ...
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The BCRA's 30th annual science symposium took place at Keyworth,hosted by the British Geological Survey. I attended the Saturday session and was impressed by the ...
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Descent 270 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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In 2019, The University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS), one of the oldest caving clubs in the country, celebrates 100 years of cave and archaeological ...
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Bob Hall, on behalf of SWCC and the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Cave Advisory Group, has sent the following information: Changes to the Administration of Access ...
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Descent 270 is about to be posted so to make sure you get your copy take a moment to check whether your subscription is up ...
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The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Andy ...
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RESCON British Cave Rescue Conference 2019
The 2019 British Cave Rescue Conference will be hosted by Mendip Cave Rescue at Priddy on the 6th - 8th September. This event, a regular, ...
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The historic permit system for the caves on Leck Fell, which was discontinued a few months ago, has now been replaced by the online booking ...
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