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BCRA Cave Science Symposium
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British Cave Research Association
29th Cave Science Symposium

Symposium - Saturday 13th October, 2018
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol



FIRST CIRCULAR & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 29th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. David Richards of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, on Saturday 13th October, 2018. A programme of presentations is being assembled that will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the underground environment. Further details will follow in later circulars, as well as via other BCRA news outlets.

Symposium

This year’s symposium will feature a special session on Cave Archaeology and a keynote lecture by Prof. Alistair Pike (University of Southampton) dedicated to Neanderthal Cave Paintings.  In addition, the 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. Details are to be announced.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are welcome for posters or oral presentations on any topic of cave or karst-based research, and these should be submitted by email no later than 31st August, 2018, to the lecture secretary, Gina Moseley gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at. Please include all authors with their affiliations, an email address for the primary author, and an abstract of up to 500 words (main text and references only). If you are intending to submit an abstract, Gina would appreciate you sending her an email with a preliminary title. Don’t worry, there is no commitment, but it helps her to compile a diverse and interesting programme.

Registration

Please register your interest in attending here (https://doodle.com/poll/4zib83s43fb3fc59). Registration will be finalised on the day and a small fee will be requested to cover refreshments.

Venue

The address for the venue is School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol,
University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, United Kingdom. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/contact/

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. David Richards (david.richards[-at-]lbristol.ac.uk]) for details of the venue and local facilities in Bristol.  Contact Gina Moseley (gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at) for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations.

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

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 01:38:51 pm »
---SECOND CIRCULAR---

The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 29th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. David Richards of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, on Saturday 13th October, 2018. A programme of presentations is being assembled that will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the underground environment. Further details will follow in later circulars, as well as via other BCRA news outlets.

Call for Abstracts

The response to the first call for abstracts has been very positive and it already looks like we will have a fascinating collection of talks on our special session, “Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology”, which includes a keynote lecture by Prof. Alistair Pike (University of Southampton) dedicated to Neanderthal Cave Paintings. 

Oral and poster presentations on the special theme are still invited, as well as all cave and karst topics from other regions. These should be submitted by email no later than 31st August, 2018, to the lecture secretary, Gina Moseley gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at. Please include all authors with their affiliations, an email address for the primary author, and an abstract of up to 500 words (main text and references only). If you are intending to submit an abstract, Gina would appreciate you sending her an email with a preliminary title. Don’t worry, there is no commitment, but it helps her to compile a diverse and interesting programme.

Registration

Registration will take place on the day and a small admission charge will be requested to cover refreshments, though entry will be free to speakers, students, and members of the sponsoring organisations. Donations to help finance the meeting will gladly be accepted.

To register your interest in joining or presenting at the meeting, please visit the doodle poll (https://doodle.com/poll/4zib83s43fb3fc59).

Venue

The address for the venue is School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol,
University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, United Kingdom. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/contact/

Fieldtrips

At present, a number of fieldtrips are being organised in the Mendip area for Sunday 14th October, 2018. Further details will soon be announced in a separate circular.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. David Richards (david.richards[-at-]lbristol.ac.uk]) for details of the venue and local facilities in Bristol.  Contact Gina Moseley (gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at) for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations.

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

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 10:03:08 am »
Dear All,

This is a final reminder that the abstracts for the symposium should be submitted by tomorrow. If you will struggle to meet this deadline, but still wish to submit, then please reply with your title by the end of tomorrow.

We are interested in receiving presentations or posters on any area or cave and karst related research, and this year will also feature a special theme on cave archaeology and palaeontology. Please send submissions to the lecture secretary Gina Moseley gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at by 31 Aug. Please include all authors with their affiliations, an email address for the primary author, and an abstract of up to 500 words (main text and references only).

I look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you at the symposium

Kind regards
Gina

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 10:49:52 am »
FINAL CIRCULAR

We are pleased to announce the final details of this year's BCRA Cave Science Symposium to be held in Bristol on Saturday 13th October, 2018. Doors open at 8.30am and proceedings start at 9.20am. The circular may be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/open?id=16IbvtpbgRru07hLuhanPagjAk-BsB-Mg

This year's symposium includes a highlighted theme on Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology and keynote by Prof. Alistair Pike (Uni. Southampton) titled Neanderthal cave art and the new origins of human symbolic behaviour. Other topics to be covered include hydrogeology and geomorphology, cave monitoring, and biology. A list of talks and posters can be found in the circular.

In addition, the symposium will include the BCRA AGM at 12 pm, a visit to the UBSS museum at 5pm, and an evening meal at 6pm (friends and partners who are not attending the symposium are welcome). On Sunday 14th October, Dr. Andy Farrant will run a fieldtrip on the Geology and Geomorphology of GB Cave, and accommodation has been booked at the Wessex hut the evening before for those that need it.

Please pre-register at the following link (https://doodle.com/poll/4zib83s43fb3fc59) for:

- attending the symposium,
- the museum visit (max 20, first-come first-served),
- evening meal (before  Sept 24th, register friends as well),
- Wessex accommodation,
- GB field trip (before Oct 8th, max 10., first-come first-served).

Please note: if you have already pre-registered, please may we ask you to do so again, or update your old registration, as the form now reflects the many optional extras.

This year looks to be a really interesting symposium. Please share these details among others who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,
Prof. Gina Moseley and the BCRA Committee

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 12:44:15 pm »
An update on the menu: gluten-free options are available for pizza bases, pasta and salad. Please let me know if you need this option when making your menu choices.

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 09:02:48 am »
Dear All,

This is a reminder to fill in the pre-registration form (https://doodle.com/poll/4zib83s43fb3fc59) for the cave science symposium and to let me know your menu choices by Oct 1st.
   
Including UBSS museum visit (13th Oct), evening meal (13th Oct), Wessex accommodation (13th Oct), field trip (14th Oct)

The menu is available at the end of the circular (https://drive.google.com/file/d/16IbvtpbgRru07hLuhanPagjAk-BsB-Mg/view)

Thank you,
Gina

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 02:36:03 pm »
Dear All,

There are still a few places left on the Geology and Geomorphology fieldtrip to GB Cave taking place this Sunday 14th October.
Accommodation is also available at the Wessex hut on the evening of the 13th.

To sign up, please visit the doodle poll by the end of today
https://doodle.com/poll/4zib83s43fb3fc59
   
Also, for anyone who would like to join the meal after the symposium on the 13th October, at 6pm, in Zero Degrees, please let me know your menu choices by the end of today. Starter and Main course are 19.95 plus 10% service charge. Desserts are an extra 3.00. The menus are available at the end of the circular
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/16IbvtpbgRru07hLuhanPagjAk-BsB-Mg/view?usp=sharing).

Kind regards,
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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 12:08:22 pm »
Dear All,

Thank you to everyone who has pre-registered for the science symposium this Saturday. Pre-registration is now closed. For those who wish to attend but did not pre-register, you can still do so on the day.

I am now out of email access until Saturday.
I hope to see many of you at the weekend.

Kind regards,

Gina