BCRA Newsletter

In this newsletter: British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium. Saturday 27 Nov 2021, BCRA AGM. Saturday 27 Nov 2021, Volunteer needed to help with publications mailings, Cave & Karst Science mailings, back issues of C&KS and the CREG journal, The Karst and Caves of Morecambe Bay by Phillip MURPHY (ed.).

BCRA Cave Science Symposium. Saturday 27 November 2021

If you are planning on attending the ‘live’ meeting in Derbyshire on 27 November, we would be grateful if you could complete the Google form by the END OF OCTOBER. This is so we can make arrangements for the evening meal and the field trips. Latecomers will be welcome at the meeting, but it does help for us to have a rough idea of numbers in advance. Admission will be free and non- members of BCRA are welcome.

If you are planning on attending via Zoom, please watch out announcements in due course. Any last-minute essentials will be posted to our Facebook page.

BCRA AGM. Saturday 27 November 2021

All the above info also applies to our AGM, which will take place during a break in the Science Symposium at 12:00 to 13:00. Details about the Zoom link will be posted a couple of weeks before the event. The agenda papers are now all online.

Volunteer needed to help with publications mailings

We are seeking a volunteer to join our Publications team (preferably by the end of November 2021) to assist with the despatch of our books to customers. The main tasks are i) holding stock, ii) packaging and posting, iii) dealing with customs documentation, iv) ordering stock of packaging. Please see https://bcra.org.uk/volunteer/

Cave & Karst Science mailings

If anyone has not received their paper copy of C&KS vol 48(2), please contact us, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK. As we have said, there are difficulties with international postage at the moment, and we have so far received little feedback regarding shipping difficulties.

… reminders from the last newsletter …

Back issues of C&KS and the CREG journal

Back issues of Cave & Karst Science and the CREG journal are available and we have a special offer to caving clubs, libraries and academic institutions, who can fill any missing spaces in their collections for free, although donations are always welcome of course.

Also, please note that individual members who join BCRA mid-year will, generally, not be sent any back-issues of C&KS that they might be owed, but which they didnt receive due to their late renewal. The reason for this is just that it is an additional admin task to remember to check.

All you have to do, if you are missing issues from earlier in the year is ask to have them sent to you.

The Karst and Caves of Morecambe Bay by Phillip MURPHY (ed.)

This book has been available online and on paper for a couple of years.

The bibliography on page 137 of the book, taken from Ashmead’s typed notes, was incomplete. The missing material (a single page) is now available as a download.

David Gibson, BCRA Secretary