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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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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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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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Reports on huge closed depressions in China, maze caves and bones from a site in the north of England are among the features in the ...
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In this newsletter... Cave Karst Science Cave & Karst Science 46(2) has now been mailed and should be with UK subscribers by now. It is ...
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Guest contributor Becky Morris provides some thoughts on how the effects of mining on the planet can be minimised. Becky is a content and digital ...
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We have been asked by Matt Ewles, the BCA Secretary to publish the following statement from BCA Council: To all BCA members: At the 9th ...
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Descent 269 should now have landed on your mat, making an even heavier thud than usual with eight extra pages this issue! If a copy ...
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A young woman is so savagely beaten that it’s impossible to work out her identity. Becca thinks she knows who the woman must be, but ...
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Researchers from four international universities have returned from an expedition to a remote area of north-east Greenland where they broke two records. The team, comprised ...
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