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Offline Jenny P

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2018, 01:52:19 pm »
Don't forget that the University of Derby has a secondary campus in Buxton.  This includes the former F.E. College at Harper Hill as well as the facilities in Buxton itself.  I have been to a conference at the Harper Hill site which does (or did) have its own sports hall and lecture theatres and does have a sports field. 

Their other site in Buxton includes the huge domed hall of the former Devonshire stables (which does theatre in the round performances), and is smack next door to the Pavilion Gardens, which also has at least two lecture halls / theatres, restaurant, cafe, etc. 

Derby University run an outdoor sports degree course (forget its official designation), and much of this is run from the Buxton campus, including a caver training course so you might get a sympathetic ear.  However this might be a bit pricey.

Buxton does have a train service from Manchester as well as bus services.

I know H.E. did use the Buxton High School some years ago but don't think this was altogether suitable.

There is also Pooles Cavern Show Cave, which is now being linked to BCRA as a cave science venue and that's run by Buxton Civic Society so you may have a sympathetic ear there.

Not sure if any of this is helpful but may be worth checking if you've not already done so.


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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2018, 01:50:36 pm »
Why not approach HE establishments? I know our uni often hosts conferences. The only thing missing from the list would be camping but if it's not during term time then halls are available. There's also a posh hotel on campus for the more discerning traveller! I should imagine most HE institutions have similar facilities. Maybe worth trying University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam? The Peak District is easily accessible from Sheffield. They have a uni caving club so it might be worth dropping them a line?

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 09:26:40 am »
the agricultural colleges might have space for camping too

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 10:49:10 am »
I know two agricultural colleges one called reaseheath in cheshire (nantwich) https://www.reaseheath.ac.uk

Then theres another near york called askham bryan.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2018, 09:13:49 am »
I've had a think about the idea of only having regional events. Great idea which gets people to visit different caving areas. Happy to support them, but suspect I wouldn't go to all of them.

I have been going to Hidden Earth since the UMIST days, and value the chance to see what people are doing both at home and abroad, and meet cavers from all over ( and a bit too closely if you remember the days of the ceilidh and stomps!). I'd miss it if it didn't happen.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 10:14:07 am »
Is there any update possible yet on the likely location of this year's BCA conference? (Just asking as it'd be useful to know which part of the country it's likely to be in.)

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2018, 02:18:44 pm »
Can nobody help with this query?  September isn't that far away.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2018, 07:06:54 pm »
as I understand the organisers are still talking to potential venues. But maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel, although this is third hand info, so would need some one from the committee to confirm

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2018, 07:15:27 pm »
Thanks Badger - I'm sure those involved are doing their level best to get it sorted.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2018, 10:55:59 am »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 11:07:07 am »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.
Heard the same rumour a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2018, 01:41:38 pm »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

I'd actually be able to go for a change.
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2018, 02:00:20 pm »
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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2018, 06:58:48 pm »
We come to drink your Brains......

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2018, 07:23:13 pm »
Rumour in the cafe this weekend was that Hidden Earth was going to be in Mold, North Wales, but that is just rumour.

There used to be a right good fish and chip shop in Mold; a handy spot to know when on the way back from a weekend's climbing in Snowdonia. Apparently (so I heard recently) it's still there.

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2018, 08:09:38 am »
It's called the big fish, there is also a family run butchers called hulsons who make the best pies in the area

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2018, 12:38:09 pm »
If the next one is at Mould that is extraordinary. Anyone attending
Hidden Earth   for the last ten years could have been fooled into thinking
that there was no Limestone and no caves in North Wales .Don't think
some locals are going to like this ! :clap2:

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2018, 10:42:58 pm »
If the next one is at Mould that is extraordinary. Anyone attending
Hidden Earth   for the last ten years could have been fooled into thinking
that there was no Limestone and no caves in North Wales .Don't think
some locals are going to like this ! :clap2:

Some locals are going to love ❤ it

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 11:36:40 am »
If it is in Mold, I hope there will be a couple of lectures on N. Wales limestone/caves/mines. I'd definitely be popping across for those.



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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 02:33:39 pm »
I'll be able to use my bus pass.......

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Re: BCA Conference, September(?) 2018
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 05:37:28 pm »
If it is in Mold, I hope there will be a couple of lectures on N. Wales limestone/caves/mines. I'd definitely be popping across for those.
Why not do a lecture yourself,your probably knowledgeable enough.
Would be great to get crispyn to give one but he hates public speaking  :weep: