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BCRA Meetings Diary

Compiled by David Gibson, Assistant Secretary (Meetings – version 8/7/98)

Information can be found on the BCRA web pages.  Additional; information about the meeting of the Special Interest Groups can be found on their own web sites.  You can reach all these sites from www.caves.org.uk

Hidden Earth ‘98

18/20 Sept. Southport

The national caving conference organised by BCRA.

This year the caving conference is in Southport in NW England.  Field trips, trade 7 club stands, competitions, talks, discussion groups, entertainment are all on offer.  If you have not yet seen a brochure, contact the booing manager or visit the Hidden earth web site.

Bookings and general enquiries to Peter Cousins

If you want to give a lecture, please contact Paul Mann or Sarah Blundell

Cave Surveying Group field Meeting

17/18 Oct. Derbyshire

A field meeting and training weekend organised by the Cace Surveying group one of the special interest groups of the BCRA

The CSG will be holding this weekend field meeting at the Orpheus Caving club’s cottage in Derbyshire where there will be accommodation for up to 18 people.  Novices and experienced surveyors are welcome.

Enquiries to Andy Atkinson

Cave Radio Group field Meeting

24/25 October Yorkshire Dales

A field meeting and training weekend organised by the Cave Radio & Electronics Group – one of the special interest groups of the BCRA

The CREG will be holding this weekend field meeting in the Yorkshire Dales, where there will be continuing a programme of practical experiments with radio, surveying, photographic and other equipment.

Enquiries to Richard Rushton

Mendip Regional Meeting

21 Nov. Priddy, Somerset

One of a programme of informal meetings around the country.  Talks, trade stands, fieldwork etc.

This will take place at Priddy village hall, where the subject will be a joint study of Swildons Hole and St. Cuthbert’s Swallet.  These are the two longest and most important caves in the area.

Enquiries to Dave Irwin

Cave Science Symposium

6 March 1999, Nottingham - Provisional

Presentations of short papers on Cave & Karst Science topics at Trent university, Nottingham

The 1999 BCRA Cave Science Symposium will be hosted by Dr. A.C. Waltham at the Department of Civil engineering, Trent university, Nottingham (provisionally).  Short presentations (20 or 40 minutes) will be given on a range of cave and karst science topics.  Poster papers and displays are also welcomed.

Enquiries to the lecture scertary, Dr John Wilcock

Yorkshire Dales Regional Meeting

12/13/ June 1999, Swaledale - Provisional

One of a programme of informal meetings around the country.  Talks, trade stands, fieldwork etc

Subjects will include caving developments in the Hambledon Hills, local cave and mining developments.  Caving tripos will be on offer throughout the weekend.

The date and location still have to be confirmed.

Enquiries to Ernie Shield

Hidden Earth ‘99

17/19 Sept. 1999 Provisional

The national caving conference organised by BCRA.

The date (17-19th or possibly 10-12th) and location have still to be confirmed.

Enquiries to Peter Cousins