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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 is coming soon with porcupines and maybe even dragons …

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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Delayed 2020 BCA AGM announcement

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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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, Saturday November 14 2020

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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Cave and Karst Science Vol 47 No 2: The Greenland Caves Project

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 – Old discoveries and new from India to the North Yorks Moors.

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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Book review: Somerset Underground volume 2

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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BCRA Newsletter July 2020

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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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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A report on the big river caves of Papua New Guinea in the Nakanai Mountains and one on harvesting swiftlet nests in Sarawak by David ...
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It is impossible to either ignore or underrate this fine book, which is part of my triumvirate of classic cave writing dating from the 1950s, ...
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Recently cavers across the UK, as members of the British Caving Association, will have been aware of changes to the way the association is governed, ...
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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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Descent 273 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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UPDATED 3rd April 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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>>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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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