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Post by SHEARSMITH » Fri 27 Oct 2023 11:27

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In this newsletter
• Next online seminar via zoom
• Other planned seminars
• Cave and Karst Science
• CREG Journal
• Next Council Meeting
• BCRA Review 2022
• BCRA Science Symposium
The next online seminar is on Monday 06 Nov. What is the water doing in the mountain? Research in caves on water storage and flow characteristics in Austria. Eva Kaminsky, Vienna Natural History Museum Austria
Other planned Seminars currently are :
Monday 04 Dec. The past, present and future use of stalagmites in Geosciences. Claire Ansberque, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Monday 08 Jan. Caves, Dinosaurs and the Carnian Pluvial Episode. Mike Simms, National Museum, Northern Ireland.
Cave and Karst Science
In an effort to encourage more BCRA members to contribute to the journal we now run at least one ‘Photo Feature’ in each issue so please feel free to contribute to future issues
CREG Journal for September 2023 is now available to download
The CREG Journal, edited by Rob Gill, continues to be produced four times per annum with many articles of interest to cave scientists and technologists
The journal is free to download by BCRA Member
The next council meeting will be held on the 31st of January 2024 at 8pm
The December council meeting was rearranged for January as we had a number of meetings close together
This was a very successful meeting with the following key messages from the chair
• A big ‘thank-you’ to all those who have contributed to the work of BCRA in 2023
• Our Golden Anniversary year has been a pretty good one thus far but there is a lot more that BCRA could do if we had the volunteers to help us.
For example:
• How about volunteering to organise a field meeting
• Or volunteering to organise an indoor event
• We also have ongoing need for assistance with publicity and with IT / web matters
BCRA Review
The ‘BCRA Annual Review for 2022’ is now available as a free download. The Review includes field meeting reports, officers' annual reports and a copy of our annual "Report and Accounts" to the Charity Commission.

BCRA Science Symposium The 34th BCRA Cave Science Symposium held on the21st October was highly successful with a range of speakers and interesting presentations covering a wide spectrum of topics. A big thank you goes to Simon Bottrell and Leeds University for hosting the event. Thanks also to Phil Murphy for arranging and hosting the field trip to Gillfield mine the following day.