British Cave Research Association News

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Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium at Creswell Crags, 19th and 20th October 2019

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 Farrant of the British Geological Survey (BGS), Keyworth, Nottingham, on ...

Bats, mazes and depressions – the latest in cave research

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 latest edition of Cave and Karst Science. There are six ...

BCRA Newsletter August 2019

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 also available online. Hidden Earth After some problems finding a ...

Tuning in to cave radio and comms

Mike Bedford talks about cave radios, cave communications and much more in the annual report of the BCRA's Cave Radio and Electronics Group. Our decision, a few years ago, to broaden our remit to cover ...

Data logging and much more at the British Cave Monitoring Centre

The British Cave Research Association (BCRA) recently held its Spring Field Meeting at the British Cave Monitoring Centre, Poole’s Cavern, Buxton in Derbyshire. This was an interesting day looking at cave data logging and graphical ...

Cave and Karst Science Vol 46 No 1 now available

Reports on amphibians and reptiles in caves, 3-D cave mapping, and racial segregation in a South African cave are among the features in the April issue of Cave and Karst Science. There are five main ...

BCRA Newsletter April 2019

In this newsletter... BCRA Field meeting. Saturday/Sunday 29/30 June 2019 in Alston, Cumbria This weekend field meeting is entitled "Hypogenic Caves of the North Pennines UNESCO Global Geopark". This is a joint meeting of the ...

Event: BCRA spring field meeting

A one-day British Cave Research Association field meeting will be held at the British Cave Monitoring Centre, Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park on Saturday 27 April. The event is courtesy of the Buxton Civic ...

Students get the chance to meet in-cave monitoring experts

Students interested in undertaking a cave-related dissertation will get the chance to talk to experts on in-cave monitoring next month. The BCRA (British Cave Research Association), in conjunction with CHECC (Council of Higher Education Caving ...

Review: Cave and Karst Science, December 2018 Issue

The December 2018 issue of Caves and Karst Science is now available. Volume 45, Number 3 carries six articles. The first is a report on the distribution of deposits of cool freshwater tufa, which are ...

How to piss off the French in one easy lesson – and why voles are important

Linda Wilson picked up some intriguing tips at the British Cave Research Association's 29th cave science symposium as well as drinking plenty of tea ... If you wanted to find out how to annoy our ...

British Cave Research Association Newsletter September 2018

In this newsletter ... * Annual General Meeting * Notice: Ghar Parau Foundation * BCRA Annual Review 2017 * Keeping in touch with BCRA Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual ...

British Cave Research Association Newsletter July 2018

In this newsletter ... * British Caving Library Updates * BCRA Publicity Officer * AGM Notice * 29th Annual BCRA Cave Science Symposium * BCRA Stock of Back-Issues * CREG Journal 102 - now online ...

News: Cave Scientist Gina Moseley Receives €1.2 Million Research Prize

Dr Gina Moseley from the Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group will receive one of this year's prestigious Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) START prizes. The START programme is an Austrian initiative to support and strengthen outstanding research ...

News: Putting Cave Surveying In The Map

In September, Andrew Atkinson's article on Cave Surveying – the next steps proved to be of huge interest to readers. An open invitation was extended to cavers with an interest in surveying or geographic information ...

News, Caves and Karst Science Now Available

The December issue of Caves and Karst Science is now available. Volume 44, Number 3 carries four main articles, starting with a paper on Karst conduit complexity by John Gunn, demonstrated by a dye tracing ...

News: Pre Columbian Cave Art in the Caribbean

New research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum, working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines the science behind the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock ...

News: A Golden Age of Cave Exploration

To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and scientific research, renowned explorers of the subterranean world will come together to share their discoveries and experiences during 4 days at the Royal Geographical Society, ...

News: BCRA’s Cryogenic Cave Calcite Competition

We reported last year that cryogenic cave crystals (CCCs) had been found for the first time in the UK in Wookey Hole in 2015. Gina Moseley and Mark Luetscher from Innsbruck University had been investigating ...

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 ...

News: BCRA 28th Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 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-trip. The Symposium will be hosted by Prof. Simon ...

Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 2016

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium - Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Field-trip - Sunday 23rd October, 2016, Box Mines, Wiltshire The British Cave Research Association is ...

The British Caving Library

The British Caving Library (BCL) is a national research and reference library based in the Peak District, owned by BCRA and staffed part-time by a librarian. The library mostly comprises published and archived material collected ...

Notice: 27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium

27th British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium, Saturday 22nd October, 2016 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Call for Abstracts The response to the first call for abstracts has been very positive and ...

Haggs Brow Cave Excavations, Lower Winskill

Haggs Brow Cave Excavations, Lower Winskill Yorkshire Dales National Park. May 2016. A personal account by Vince Simmonds. Looking down the track to Lower Winskill. Introduction: Haggs Brow Cave is located on the Haggs, an ...

News: Cave and Karst Science now available

Volume 42 of The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association for December 2015 is now available. The current edition contains papers on: "Hidden Recesses of Nature" - the science and aesthetics of subterranean space ...

News: British Caving Library – Registry of Caving Collections

One of the activities of the British Caving Library is cataloguing collections of donated caving material from once active cavers, mainly documents in the form of log books and so on, but also an audio ...

BCRA Cave Science Symposium and BCRA AGM

BCRA Cave Science Symposium and BCRA AGM at Oxford For latest details see the BCRA site ...

BCRA Field Meeting

BCRA Field Meeting including flood pulse tests at Malham Cove For latest details see the BCRA site ...

BCRA Council Meeting

BCRA Council Meeting ...