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Cavers snap up the media spotlight in national competition

Two cavers have snapped up some of the spotlight in a national writing and photography competition. Descent editor Chris Howes won the photography category and ...
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Dig, dig, dig …. Descent 277 is coming soon!

Descent 277 will be on its way soon, and despite a second lockdown, there’s plenty of news plus reports of some very significant breakthroughs around ...
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Cave scientists travel the world from their armchairs …

Delegates from more than 30 countries came together virtually to take part in the 31st Cave Science Symposium of the British Cave Research Association on ...
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BCRA Cave Science Symposium and latest newsletter

The BCRA Cave Science Symposium is being held by Zoom on Saturday 14th November. You can still register for free. BCRA Newsletter In this newsletter: ...
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Council of Southern Caving Clubs and Mendip Cave Rescue issue joint statement regarding new lockdown

Following the announcement of the new lockdown measures, the Council of Southern Caving Clubs (CSCC) and Mendip Cave Rescue (MCR) have issued a joint statement ...
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BCA 2020 ballot results announced

The results are in! No, we don't mean the results of the US elections, we mean the results of the 2020 BCA AGM voting and ...
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Newsflash: Voting extended on BCA AGM ballot

At 6pm on Saturday 1st November BCA's webservers were taken offline for essential maintenance by their web hosting provider. This included the voting website for ...
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Annual J’Rat Digging Awards – 21st November 2020

Owing to COVID19, there will not be an event held in the Hunters for 2020 for the presentation of the Silver Shovel for Mendip and ...
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Book Review: Caves and Cave Diving

Alan Jeffreys dips into his bookshelf again to take a look at another caving classic. Back in the day when I was just starting out ...
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In this newsletter: Cave Science Symposium, Annual General Meeting, BCRA Review 2019 now in press. Cave Science Symposium Our annual cave science symposium will be ...
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Since summer, cavers have been making the most of the relaxation of lockdown rules. However, with local lockdown areas increasingly being established as winter approaches, ...
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The Cheddar caves, owned by Longleat Enterprises Ltd, are currently closed to visitors. Following this, a statement just issued by the Council of Southern Caving ...
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Descent 276 has landed – and it's another issue replete with interesting, informative and exciting content. It's good to see that even in these times ...
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The BCA AGM is fast approaching and acting Chair Phil Rowsell has written to all members encouraging participation in the first online AGM. Dear BCA ...
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This account of a caving holiday in South Wales has no exciting discoveries, no dramatic incidents, and no unusual activities. But we hope Peter Burgess' ...
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In this newsletter: online event, Connecting with Cave Research - Advice for Student Researchers,  BCRA Review 2019 available for pre-order now, and details of the ...
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To sign up for this event, please follow the link here, and please pass details of this to your club and any students you know ...
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The BCA AGM is taking place on Sunday 11th October from 10.30 am on Zoom. The details of how to register to attend and speak ...
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Descent 276 will be on its way soon, and although caving is slowly getting underway again, things are certainly not back to pre-covid levels, so ...
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A new date has now been scheduled for the BCA's delayed annual general meeting – 11th October 2020. It was originally scheduled to take place ...
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The next BCRA Cave Science Symposium will take place on Saturday November 14th 2020 using an online portal. The meeting will be hosted by Professor ...
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The latest edition of the BCRA's journal Cave and Karst Science is wholly dedicated to the reports from the 2019 Greenland Caves Project 2019 expedition ...
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Descent 275 is now with us. Yet another issue compiled during this plague year, but still packed with interesting and informative material - and there ...
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This is the second volume of a planned four volume set covering the caves, mines and associated features of the county of Somerset. Volume 1 ...
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In this newsletter... Covid-19 and Caving Periodicals BCRA Science Symposium Cave Biology SIG Cave Studies Booklets 2021: International Year of Caves and Karst BCRA's Facebook ...
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Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, ...
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Caves-of-Mid-West-Ireland
A guidebook on Irish caves has won the prestigious Tratman Award for 2019. The Caves of Mid-West Ireland, edited by Graham Mullan on behalf of ...
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