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BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:14:11 pm »
FIRST CIRCULAR

The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Andy Farrant of the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, on Saturday 19th October, 2019. 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 keynote lecture by Dr. Peter Wynn (University of Lancaster) dedicated to Twentieth Century Records of Pollution within Stalagmites.  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, 2019, 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 for the Symposium will follow at a later date.

Venue

The address for the venue is the De la Beche Conference Suite, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home.html

Fieldtrip to Cresswell Crags – Sunday 20th October, 2019

A fieldtrip to Cresswell Crags lead by Prof. Andrew Chamberlain (University of Manchester) will take place on Sunday 20th October, 2019. Further details will follow in later circulars.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. Andy Farrant (ar[-at-]bgs.ac.uk) for details of the venue and local facilities in Keyworth.  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 23, 2019, 03:07:58 pm »
British Cave Research Association
30th Cave Science Symposium


Symposium - Saturday 19th October, 2019
Fieldtrip – Sunday 20th October, 2019
British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham

SECOND CIRCULAR & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
July, 2019

The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Andy Farrant of the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, on Saturday 19th October, 2019. The symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Peter Wynn (University of Lancaster) dedicated to Twentieth Century Records of Pollution within Stalagmites.  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

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, 2019, 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 BCRA. Donations to help finance the meeting will gladly be accepted.

Venue

The address for the venue is the De la Beche Conference Suite, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home.html

Fieldtrip to Creswell Crags – Sunday 20th October, 2019

A fieldtrip to Creswell Crags lead by Prof. Andrew Chamberlain (University of Manchester) will take place on Sunday 20th October, 2019. Further details will follow in later circulars.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Dr. Andy Farrant (ar[-at-]bgs.ac.uk) for details of the venue and local facilities in Keyworth.  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: July 23, 2019, 03:42:01 pm »
Please contact Dr. Andy Farrant (ar[-at-]bgs.ac.uk) for details of the venue and local facilities in Keyworth.  Contact Gina Moseley (gina.moseley[-at-]uibk.ac.at) for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations.

Apologies, Andy's email address should read
arf[-at-]bgs.ac.uk


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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 01:55:35 pm »
Timetable and presentation titles for British Cave Research Association 30th Cave Science Symposium
Saturday 19th October, 2019

0830-Doors open
0915-Take seats
0920-Welcome
0930-Session 1
1030-Break
1100-Keynote lecture on 20th Century Pollution in Stalagmites but Dr. Peter Wynn (Univ. Lancaster)
1155-Pause
1200-AGM
1300-Lunch
1350-Take seats
1400-Session 2
1500-Break
1530-Session 3
1630-Summing up and details for Sunday fieldtrip
1645-Close

Early evening meal, TBC

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Confirmed presentations (not in timetabled order)

The archaeology and human remains from Frank I’Th’Rocks Cave, Derbyshire: a reassessment of the evidence (Catrin Fear)

Irregular flow from sumps and springs in the Castleton karst, Derbyshire (John Gunn)

The Morecambe Bay karst - paleoenvironmental and speleogenetic studies (Phil Murphy)

Cave stability monitoring and its significance for environmental protection (Matthew Rowberry)

An update on cave monitoring at Pooles Cavern, Buxton (Andrew Smith)

Discovery and evaluation of a previously unknown major paleokarst within a modern cave in NE India; the Pielkhlieng Pouk-Krem Sakwa system, Meghalaya (Mark Tringham)

A crawl through cave art (Dominika Wroblewska)

Keynote - Twentieth century records of pollution within stalagmites (Peter Wynn)

Understanding carbonate hot springs: a karst approach (Chas Yonge)

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Re: BCRA Cave Science Symposium
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 07:06:50 pm »
THIRD CIRCULAR

Dear All,
Please find attached the final details for the 30th BCRA Cave and Karst Science Symposium to be held on 19th October, 2019. You are kindly asked to register your attendance at the symposium and the evening meal by 15th October (https://doodle.com/poll/eda8rqf5nxxci8fb). Registration for the symposium is also possible on the day. Partners and friends not attending the symposium are also welcome to join the meal.

A plain text version of the circular is below.

Kind regards,
Gina
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The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce the final details of the 30th Annual Cave Science Symposium to be held Saturday 19th October, 2019 at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, as well as a fieldtrip to Creswell Crags, on Sunday 20th October, 2019. The symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Peter Wynn (University of Lancaster) dedicated to ‘Exploring the speleothem pollution record’. Whether you are an academic, an amateur scientist, or a caver wanting to find out more about the karst environment, you should find something of interest at the Symposium.

This year’s scientific themes will include:

    A keynote by Prof. Peter Wynn (Uni. Lancaster) titled Exploring the Speleothem Pollution Record
    Hydrogeology
    Karst and Palaeokarst
    Archaeology
    Cave Monitoring
    Biology
    Art


The timetable and abstracts booklet are available online from https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oz05lYfsCx84T1YBUn5aVzXtTizp_tKI/view
Please note that this year, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact, printed copies of the abstracts will not be made available at the meeting. As per other years, abstracts will appear in the BCRA scientific journal, Cave and Karst Science.
   
Abstracts Booklet-2019.pdf
drive.google.com

Please pre-register your attendance by 15th October via this simple online form (https://doodle.com/poll/eda8rqf5nxxci8fb). On-the-day registration will take place between 8.30 and 9.15 am in the foyer.
 
The admission charge, to include morning and afternoon refreshments will be £5, with free entry to speakers, students and BCRA members. Please have your membership number with you. Donations to help finance the meeting will also be appreciated.

The address for the venue is the De la Beche Conference Suite, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. Further details on ‘where to find us’ are located here https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home.html

Parking is free and secure on site, the security guard will direct participants to the car park when they arrive.

A variety of lunch purchasing options are available in the vicinity of the venue (Co-op, Fish and Chip shop, The Tavern pub). Seating is also available in the venue for anyone who brings their own.

An early evening meal beginning c. 6pm has been arranged at the Charde Oriental Restaurant (97 Melton Rd, Tollerton, Nottingham NG12 4EN, United Kingdom). The menu can be viewed here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/16friDYW2LncV7Y5gY9AtNHmcDoGTz_Bi/view?usp=sharing) and will be £23 per person including tip. Partners and friends not attending the symposium are also welcome to join the meal. Please register to join the meal by 15th October at the doodle poll (https://doodle.com/poll/eda8rqf5nxxci8fb). Please bring the correct cash to registration at the symposium.

On 20th October, 2019, Prof. Andrew Chamberlain (Univ. Manchester) will lead a fieldtrip to Creswell Crags beginning at 10.30 am. Entry to walk around the Crags and look at the cave entrances is free. For those who wish to go into Church Hole cave to see the ice age cave art (bats permitting!) there will be a charge of £9.00/£7.50. Church Hole and Robin Hood Cave have walk-in access and do not require protective clothing, though it would be useful for participants to bring their own hard hats and/or head torches if they have them. Please register with Gina Moseley (gina.moseley@uibk.ac.at) if you would like to join the fieldtrip.

https://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/

Summary

    The symposium is on 19th October, 2019 in the De la Beche Conference Suite, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. Doors open 8.15am. Proceedings start at 9.20am.
    Registration is free to BCRA members, speakers and students. £5 to everyone else. Donations are appreciated.
    Please visit the pre-registration form (https://doodle.com/poll/eda8rqf5nxxci8fb) before 15th October, 2019, to register for the symposium and evening meal.
    Please email Gina Moseley  (gina.moseley@uibk.ac.at) to register for the fieldtrip.


Symposium Organisers
Please contact Dr. Andrew Farrant (arf@bgs.ac.uk) for details of the venue and local facilities in Keyworth.  Contact Gina Moseley (gina.moseley@uibk.ac.at) for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations. Contact Andrew Chamberlain (andrew.chamberlain@manchester.ac.uk) for details of the Sunday fieldtrip.

The 31st BCRA Cave Science Symposium will be hosted by Dr. Mike Rogerson at the University of Hull on 14th November, 2020.