BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM and field meeting, 8th – 9th October 2022

The 33rd BCRA Cave Science Symposium,
hosted jointly with the Manchester Geological Association

Symposium – Saturday 8th October, 2022
Field-trip – Sunday 9th October, 2022
Venue – Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Manchester

First Circular and Call for Abstracts

The British Cave Research Association (BCRA) and Manchester Geological Association (MGA) are pleased to announce details of the 33rd Annual Cave Science Symposium and associated field-trip. The Symposium will be hosted by Prof. Cathy Hollis at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Manchester, on Saturday 8th October, 2022. A programme of presentations is being assembled that will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the underground environment. Further details will follow in later circulars, as well as via other BCRA and MGA news outlets.


This year’s symposium will include oral and poster presentations covering BCRA’s principal areas of interest. Following the symposium, an informal evening meal will be arranged for those who are interested. Details to follow.

This will be a live event, but we hope to stream it on Zoom as well. Brief details can be found on the BCRA News forum. Details of the event will be posted a few weeks before the event.

BCRA’s AGM will take place during a break in the Science Symposium at 12:00 to 12:50. Details will be posted to bcra.org.uk/agm a few weeks before the event.

The lecture secretary is Cathy Hollis, [email protected].

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are welcome for posters or oral presentations on any topic of cave or karst-based research, and these should be submitted by email no later than 19th August, 2022, to [email protected]. Please include all authors with their affiliations, an email address for the primary author, and an abstract of up to 500 words (main text and references only).


Registration will take place on the day. A small fee will be requested to cover refreshments.


The address for the venue is Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Williamson Building, The University of Manchester, Manchester. M13 9PL, United Kingdom. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here.


A field meeting led by Jo White will take place to Alderley Edge Mines on Sunday 9th October. Details will be released in a separate circular at a later date.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Prof Cathy Hollis for details of the venue and local facilities in Manchester as well as details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations. For details regarding the field trip, please contact Jo White.

All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

Correspondent: Cathy Hollis