Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 2017

British Cave Research Association, 28th Cave Science Symposium hosted jointly with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Leeds Geological Association

Symposium – Saturday 21st October, 2017
Field-trip(s) – Sunday 22nd October, 2017
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds


1st July, 2017
The British Cave Research Association, Yorkshire Geological Society, and Leeds Geological Association are pleased to announce details of the 28th Annual Cave Science Symposium and associated field trips. The Symposium will be hosted by Prof. Simon Bottrell and Dr. Phillip Murphy of the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, on Saturday 21st October, 2017. A programme of presentations is being assembled that will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the cave and karst environment.

Call for Abstracts

The response to the first call for abstracts has been very positive and it already looks like we will have a fascinating collection of talks on our special session, “Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales”. Oral and poster presentations on this special theme are still invited, as well as all cave and karst topics from other regions.

Abstracts should be submitted by email no later than 31st August, 2017, to the lecture secretary, Gina Moseley [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). 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.


Registration will take place on the day and a small admission charge will be requested to cover refreshments, though entry will be free to speakers, students, and members of the sponsoring organisations. Donations to help finance the meeting will gladly be accepted.

To register your interest in joining or presenting at the meeting, please visit the doodle poll (http://doodle.com/poll/r2s9cbfe8rzsye7a).


The address for the venue is School of Earth and Environment, Maths/Earth and Environment Building, The University of Leeds, Leeds. LS2 9JT, United Kingdom. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here.

Field-Trips: (1) Giggleswick Scar (2) Appletreewick and Greenhow

(1) The field meeting led by Dr. Trevor Faulkner to Giggleswick Scar on Sunday 22nd October, 2017, is now full. Anyone still interested should contact Trevor at [email protected] to be placed on the reserve list.

(2) A second field meeting on Sunday 22nd October, 2017, will be led by Dr. Phillip Murphy to the karst of Appletreewick and Greenhow. The trip will include a visit to Gillfield Level and is suitable for a maximum of 10 people per trip. Please register your interest in attending with Gina Moseley ([email protected]) as soon as possible, and if needed a second trip will be run.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. Phillip Murphy ([email protected]) for details of the venue and local facilities in Leeds. Contact Gina Moseley ([email protected]) for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations, and Trevor Faulkner ([email protected]) for details of the field trip to Giggleswick Scar.


Correspondent: Gina Moseley