News; January 2022

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News; January 2022

Post by David Gibson » Sun 09 Jan 2022 17:12

In this newsletter ...
  • REMINDER: BCRA Science Symposium, 15 Jan 2022
  • BCRA Council 2022
  • BCRA Annual Review
  • Latest periodicals
  • Membership Renewals
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REMINDER: BCRA Science Symposium, 15 Jan 2022
This is the 2021 Cave & Karst Science Symposium that was postponed from its original date in November 2021, due to bad weather. It will now take place as as online event, via Zoom, on Saturday 15 January 2022, at 13:00 GMT. See for further information including a list of presentations and a link to the online abstracts.

BCRA Council 2022
John Gunn writes ... As those who attended our AGM will know there are a few changes to Council for 2022. We welcome Professor Simon Bottrell as our President for the next three years and Professor Mike Rogerson who is a new member of Council and a Trustee of the Association.

Simon is a Professor in, and until recently was head of, the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. He served on BCRA Council in the 1990s and has been a member of the Cave and Karst Science Editorial Advisory Board since 2011. Mike is Professor of Earth System Science at Northumbria University and has current research projects in Peak District caves including the Poole's Cavern British Cave Science Centre.

The two retiring Trustees are Dr David [Deej] Lowe and David Gough both of whom are thanked for their excellent service to BCRA. Deej served two terms as President (2016-18 and 2019-21) and continues as joint-Editor of Cave and Karst Science. David joined Council in 2012 and served as Treasurer (2012-2016) and on the Publications Team. In addition to thanking David, BCRA are also grateful to his partner, Ruth King, for the assistance she has provided since 2017 with compilation of end of year financial reports.

... and finally some reminders ...

BCRA Annual Review
The latest Review is now available online, at It can be ordered on paper at

Cave & Karst Science 48(3)
Cave & Karst Science 48(3) has been delayed and is now expected to be printed at the end of January 2022. It will be mailed to all 2021 members who have paid for it (as well as to members newly joining); and your online ID will allow you to download it after the end of 2021. But dont let that delay you from renewing your membership...

Membership Renewals
To those BCRA Members who have already renewed their membership a big 'thank you' and to those who have yet to renew please could you do so as soon as possible as this really helps us in planning for the coming year. If you are reading this but are not yet a BCRA Member we hope that we can persuade you to join us and to contribute to speleology both in Britain and globally.