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COVID-19 Crisis – What’s closed or cancelled?

UPDATED 28th March 2020 NATIONAL RULES RESTRICTING MOVEMENT With the rapidly developing situation and the instructions issued by the Government now being enforced by civil ...
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BCRA newsletter March 2020

>>Latest COVID-19 News In this newsletter... Field Meetings and Library access (COVID 19) Membership Renewal Latest periodicals now online British Cave Science Centre For news ...
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Coming soon in Decent 273 – why some cave tourists got an eyeful!

As we enter interesting times across the country, you can still lose yourself in underground worlds by making sure you get your copy of Descent ...
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Losing yourself down the rabbit hole – an anthology of Mendip cave rescues

If you're anticipating having a lot of time on your hands and wondering what on earth you are going to do with your time during ...
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Using dental wear to estimate age at death – work on cave archaeology

Sammy Field, from the University of Southampton, visited the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society's collections as a PhD researcher to collect data for her thesis, ...
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Review: Adventures Underground

Following Alan Jefferys' review of Concrete Evidence by Victor S Wigmore, Darkness Below heard from Jim Pennington who came across another novel by Wigmore. Jim ...
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BCA Newsletter now available

The BCA Newsletter 37 - February 2020 is now available. Editor David Rose has put out a bumper edition which is both visually attractive, thanks ...
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In the news …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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