Event: BCRA 29th Cave Science Symposium

British Cave Research Association 29th Cave Science Symposium

Saturday 13th October, 2018, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol


The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 29th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. David Richards of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, on Saturday 13th October, 2018. 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 news outlets.


This year’s symposium will feature a special session on Cave Archaeology and a keynote lecture by Prof. Alistair Pike (University of Southampton) dedicated to Neanderthal Cave Paintings. In addition, the 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 are to be announced.

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 31st August, 2018, to the lecture secretary, Gina Moseley. 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). If you are intending to submit an abstract, Gina would appreciate you sending her an email with a preliminary title. Don’t worry, there is no commitment, but it helps her to compile a diverse and interesting programme.


Please register your interest in attending here. Registration will be finalised on the day and a small fee will be requested to cover refreshments.


The address for the venue is School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol,
University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, United Kingdom. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. David Richards for details of the venue and local facilities in Bristol. Contact Gina Moseley for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations.

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

Correspondent: Gina Moseley.