- Hidden Earth Online Bookings
- Win free entry to Hidden Earth
- Hidden Earth: Call for Lectures/Workshops; new online form
- Hidden Earth: Photo and Video Salon updates
- Cave Studies Series Editor wanted
- BCRA Treasurer wanted
Hidden Earth - the annual caving conference organised by BCRA and BCA - will be on 25-27 September 2015 at Churchill Academy, Churchill, near Bristol. Apologies, but online bookings will be opening a little late this year - probably sometime this week and definitely by next Monday. Announcements will be made on at http://ukcaving.com and on the Hidden Earth forum at http://british-caving.org.uk/phpBB3/ when the booking form is available.
Win free entry to Hidden Earth
BCRA is looking for volunteers to man its stand at Hidden Earth. We are looking for four people, each willing to do a half-day stint over the weekend and, in return, we will REFUND your entry fee to the conference. (That means you pay your entry fee "as usual" and we refund you later). Your task will mainly be to sell our publications and answer simple enquiries. You need to be able to commit, in advance, to doing a specified full half-day session - i.e. not disappearing off to a lecture half-way through. If you want to take up this offer, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Hidden Earth: Call for Lectures/Workshops; new online form
This year's lecture secretaries are Paula Grgich-Warke and Emma Porter. Contact details are at http://hidden-earth.org.uk/info/contact.html This year, there is an online form for you to use to register your interest in giving a lecture or workshop at the event. Go to http://hidden-earth.org.uk/forms/lectures
Hidden Earth: Changes to the Photo and Video Salons this year.
- Photo salon: digital entries must be uploaded in advance. You will not be able to deposit them on the day. Also, as last year, Photo Salon entries must be made in advance this year. There will be no entry on the day.
- Video Salon: the long (20 minute) competition will not take place. Shorter entries (10 mins) must be entered in advance and the media posted to the co-ordinator two weeks before the event. You will not be able to deposit your entries on the day.
BCRA publishes an occasional series of booklets - the Cave Studies Series. For many years, Dave Judson was the Series editor. Dave has now stepped down and we are seeking a replacement. We do not want to be too prescriptive in what we are asking for and, rather than Editor, it may be that we are seeking a Project Manager. If you have book-editing skills and are interested in managing book publication projects, please read the description at http://bcra.org.uk/pub/cs_editor.html. We are looking for someone who is willing to take on a senior role that involves both managing the projects and doing most of the editing and layout work. Needless to say, there is no payment for this post.
BCRA Treasurer wanted
Our Treasurer, Dave Gough, has indicated that he would like to step down at the end of this year, so we are seeking a new treasurer for the Association. The treasurer is responsible for book-keeping, preparing the annual accounts and liaising with the Charity Commission. Even if you have no experience of the issues involved in being the Treasurer of a charity, it is still possible that you could help with the simpler task of book-keeping. It is also desirable for there to be a "hand-over" period. If you are interest in volunteering - at any level - please contact us as soon as possible.
David Gibson, BCRA Secretary
Web site: http://bcra.org.uk
Web forum: http://bcra.org.uk/forum