News; December 2021

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News; December 2021

Post by David Gibson » Thu 09 Dec 2021 19:35

In this newsletter...
  • December Seminar and BCRA AGM. Monday 13 December
  • BCRA Annual Review for 2020 [sic]
  • Latest periodicals
  • Membership Renewals
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December Seminar and BCRA AGM. Monday 13 December
Our online seminar on Monday 13 December is "Searching for early prehistory in British caves: recent work and new promise", with: Rob Dinnis. Starting time: 19:30 GMT. See
BCRA's annual general meeting, which was due to be held on Saturday 27 November, did not take place due to the snowstorm on the Friday night. The AGM has been re-scheduled as a Zoom meeting for 18:45 on 13 December immediately before our monthly IYCK seminar, which starts at 19:30. The Zoom link will be the same as the one for the monthly seminar, so you can join by going to
Members are reminded to provide their membership number using the Zoom "chat" facility during the meeting, so we can count you towards the quorum. The agenda papers are online at

BCRA Annual Review for 2020 [sic]
A reminder that this is now available online, at It can be ordered on paper at

Latest periodicals
CREG Journal 116 (December) is now online at subscriptions see
Cave & Karst Science 48(3) is almost ready, but will miss the Christmas post. We expect to mail it at the end of the year. It will be mailed to all 2021 members who have paid for it; and your online ID will allow you to download it after the end of the year.

Membership Renewals
BCRA membership fees will go up on 1 January. The basic subscription will rise from £15 to £16, and the additional fee for receiving C&KS on paper will go from £10 to £12. The BCA fee for *caving* members (and not non-caving members) has also risen, from £17 to £20.
Members will soon receive by email a reminder that includes your membership number. By all means renew before you receive the reminder but it is helpful if you can please enter your membership number onto the renewal form at
Please also note that, anticipating a rush, it might not be possible to send your 2022 card before Christmas. If, for some reason, you really need a 2022 card urgently, please let us know.