September Newsletter

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September Newsletter

Post by SHEARSMITH » Wed 20 Sep 2023 11:29

News; Sept 2023
In this newsletter ...
• National Caving Conference - Hidden Earth was exceptionally well attended and organised by Les Williams and his excellent team of volunteers
• Next Online Seminar via Zoom
• Cave & Karst Science, CREG Journal
• BCRA Review for 2022
• 34th BCRA Cave Science Symposium - 21 October
• 51st Annual General Meeting
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* National Caving Conference - Hidden Earth - 15-17 September
Despite the difficulties and short notice the conference was very successful with a record number of people attending . There was a wide range of speakers and events during the conference and we look forward to next year’s conference

* Next Online Seminar via Zoom – Monday 2nd October
See for details of our next online seminar.

* New BCRA Secretary - David Shearsmith
I am in the process of developing the newsletter so if you have any relevant news please let me know by email

* Cave & Karst Science, CREG Journal
Vol 50(2) of Cave and Karst Science is in progress but is delayed slightly. It might be ready by the end of August. CREG journal 123 is due out in September and might also be slightly late.

* BCRA Review for 2022
Our Review magazine for 2022 is being worked on and should be published in October. If anyone has any material for consideration, i.e. photos, articles relating to BCRA activities, please contact Phil Wolstenholme. See

* 34th BCRA Cave Science Symposium - 21 October
This year's Science Symposium will be at the University of Leeds, on Saturday 21 October, organised by Simon Bottrell. On Sunday 22nd October there will be a field excursion, led by Phil Murphy, to include Gillfield Level at Greenhow and caves of Nidderdale. There is no charge for these events but donations are requested to support the running costs, particularly from participants in the Gillfield level visit who will be asked to make a small contribution towards the costs of maintaining access to this important part of our underground heritage.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Anyone wishing to present a paper or poster at the symposium or who has any other queries should contact the programme organiser, Simon Bottrell. See

* 51st Annual General Meeting
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the BCRA (the 51st AGM) will be held on Saturday 21 October 2023 at 12:00-12:50 BST, during a break in our Science Symposium. Details will be posted to a few weeks before the event.
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