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AGM News

2022 AGM – Agenda

The Annual General Meeting this year is coming up (Sunday 12th June, 10:30am on Zoom), and the deadline for proposals and nominations in has now passed, so the Agenda has been finalised. The AGM will be held Zoom with electronic voting to follow, and all BCA members are entitled to attend and vote. The AGM […]

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GPF Ian Timney Award

Ian Timney was a keen caver and member of the Wessex Cave Club, with whom he did a number of sporting caving trips abroad including the Gouffre Berger. Following his untimely early demise his caving friends held fund arising events in 2021 and then donated £1,500 to the Ghar Parau Foundation to distribute in his name. […]

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Statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

BCA (in conjunction with BCRA) absolutely deplores the aggressive invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the subsequent war which was entirely fabricated by the Russians without justification. In a civilized society, war has no place in resolving disputes and we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people and in particular their caving community in […]

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CRoW Update: Representations to Welsh Government

Following our partial victory in the BCA judicial review, our representations on CRoW access have now been lodged with the Welsh government, NRW and Defra. They make a broad case as to why caving should be treated with the same “equity” as other activities and should be recognised as coming within the right to roam […]

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FSE scholarships to 18th International Congress of Speleology

The European Speleological Federation FSE grants five scholarships to young speleologists for attending the 18th International Congress of Speleology ICS in Le-Bourget-du-Lac, Savoie, France (see http://uis2021.speleos.fr ). The requirements are: a) Applicants must be affiliated to an organisation being member of FSE or a karst research institute in Europe.b) Applicants must be 26 years of […]

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The Rescue

A message from the BCA Chair about the National Geographic documentary film about the Thai cave rescue. For anyone who has not seen the “The Rescue”, I can highly recommend it even though we know the outcome, the inside story the film reveals, is an inspiration in itself and created some goose bump moments when […]