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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2016 17:47 

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British Cave Research Association 27th Cave Science Symposium

Symposium – Saturday 22nd October, 2016
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

Field-trip – Sunday 23rd October, 2016
Box Mines, Wiltshire

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 archaeology, biospeleology and hydrology. We still welcome further presentations on these topics in addition to speleogenesis and palaeoclimate, though all submissions related to caves and karst will be considered.

Abstracts should be submitted by 31st August, 2016, by email to the lecture secretary, Gina Moseley ( Please include all authors with their affiliations, an email address for the primary author, and an abstract prepared in Word no longer than one page of A4 at single spacing, arial, font size 11.


Registration will take place on the day. A small admission charge will be requested to cover refreshments though entry will be free to speakers, students, and BCRA members. Donations to help finance the meeting will also be accepted.

Lunch and Evening Meal – Saturday 22nd October, 2016

Suggestions for places to go for lunch will be provided in the third circular in mid-September, 2016.

Following the symposium, we will head for an informal evening pub meal at The Royal Oak (, half a mile from the symposium venue. It’s a favourite of the Oxford-based Earth Scientists! The Symposium is tentatively scheduled to finish at 5.30pm, and the meal will be booked for 6.30pm. If you are interested in attending the meal please email Gina Moseley ( Meal selections will be chosen at a later date when the winter menu is available.

Venue, Accommodation and Travel Information

The venue is located in the University Science Area on South Parks Road, around the corner from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The address is Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3AN, UK. (

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Oxford is easily accessible by road and rail and is just over an hour’s travel from London’s Heathrow Airport. Parking is hard to find in Oxford so it would be wise to use the Park and Ride services ( ... k-and-ride). Visitor parking at the department is for people with disabilities only and is by prior arrangement.

There are a number of Hotels and Guest Houses within easy walking distance of the Department. Please see the Oxford City website for more details.
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Field-Trip to Box Mines, Wiltshire, im memory of Charlie Self - Sunday 23rd October, 2016.

The field trip to Box Mines is now full. Please direct any questions related to the field trip to Dr. Trevor Faulkner (t.faulkner[-at-]

Important Dates

31st August, 2016 Abstract deadline
22nd October, 2016 Cave science symposium
23rd October, 2016 Field-trip to Box Mines, Wiltshire.

Symposium Organisers

Please contact Stacy Carolin (stacy.carolin[at] for details of the venue and local facilities in Oxford. Contact Gina Moseley (gina.moseley[at] for details of the programme and for enquiries concerning oral or poster presentations. Contact Trevor Faulkner for details of the field trip (t.faulkner[-at-]

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

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2016 13:31 
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Here is the Third Circular for the Science Symposium.
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