BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM & Field Meeting 8th - 9th October 2022

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BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM & Field Meeting 8th - 9th October 2022

Post by Linda Wilson » Mon 12 Sep 2022 18:17

BCRA Cave Science Symposium 2022, hosted jointly with the Manchester Geological Association

Symposium - Saturday 8th October, 2022
Field-trip - Sunday 9th October, 2022
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Manchester


The British Cave Research Association and Manchester Geological Association are pleased to announce details of the 33rd Annual Cave Science Symposium and associated field-trip. The Symposium will be hosted by Prof. Cathy Hollis at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Manchester, on Saturday 8th October, 2022. A programme of presentations will be available soon that will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the underground environment. Please arrive from 9am for a 9.45pm start. We will finish at 5pm.


This year’s symposium will include oral and poster presentations covering BCRA’s principal areas of interest. Following the symposium, an informal evening meal will be arranged for those who are interested. We intend to go to the Navarro Lounge https://thelounges.co.uk/navarro/ which is very near the Symposium venue, immediately following the symposium. There are also places to get a beer afterwards if people want to stay longer. Please sign up on the google form below.

This will be a live event, but we hope to stream it on Zoom as well, please visit https://bcra.org.uk/sym/index.html for details of how to join.

BCRA's AGM will take place during the Symposium at 12:00 to 12:50.


Registration will take place on the day, entry is free of charge, however donations towards the cost of room hire and refreshments are welcomed. Donations can be made online at https://bcra.org.uk/bookshop/donate.html

All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

To register your attendance at the symposium (in person or online), meal or field meeting please fill in the google form: https://forms.gle/baVp2KJEcPVjJPWD8


The Williamson Building is located in the centre of the University of Manchester campus, on Oxford Road, directly opposite the Manchester Museum (currently closed). It is about 20 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and about 10 minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road railway station. It is served by several buses. Detailed information on travel to campus is provided here: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/

Parking is available at the Aquatics Centre and behind the Humanities Building, both less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Williamson Building (car parks B & D on the campus map)

A detailed campus map is available here: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/disp ... DocID=6507


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks. For hot drinks at other times, and for lunch, the following outlets are on campus, a short walk from the Williamson Building:

Café Nero (in Blackwells Bookshop): 11am to 5pm
Navarro Lounge (food, coffee/tea/food): 9am to 12am https://thelounges.co.uk/navarro/
BrewDog: 11am – 12am
Co-op supermarket: 6am – 11pm


The fieldtrip to Alderley Edge Mines will take place on Sunday 9th October. These are a series of interlinked mines in Triassic sandstones that are owned by the National Trust and have been leased from them by the Derbyshire Caving Club who maintain access (see https://www.derbyscc.org.uk/alderley/). Depending on numbers and participants level of expertise, we may run two trips, a short easy trip with time for photographs, and a longer trip to the deeper levels. You will need to bring an over-suit or overalls, helmet & light and boots or wellies.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Prof Cathy Hollis (cathy.hollis@manchester.ac.uk) for details of the venue and local facilities in Manchester as well as details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations. For details regarding the field trip, please contact Jo White at: j.white@bcra.org.uk
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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM & Field Meeting 8th - 9th October 2022

Post by David Gibson » Mon 19 Sep 2022 20:40

if anyone wants the 2nd circular as a PDF, here it is
2022 BCRA Cave Science Symposium 2nd circular-1.pdf
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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM & Field Meeting 8th - 9th October 2022

Post by Jo White » Thu 22 Sep 2022 15:31

A reminder to register using the google form for those who wish to attend the Symposium, AGM or field meeting: https://forms.gle/baVp2KJEcPVjJPWD8

Please see below for the Symposium Programme. The abstract booklet will be available soon.
BCRA Symposium 2022 Programme.png
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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, AGM & Field Meeting 8th - 9th October 2022

Post by Jo White » Tue 27 Sep 2022 08:04

Please find attached the final symposium details and abstract booklet
2022 BCRA Cave Science Symposium Final circular with programme & abstracts.pdf
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