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BCRA Cave Science Symposium - Leeds, 10 March 2012

Posted: Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:24
by David Gibson
BCRA Cave Science Symposium 2012

Saturday 10 March 2012, Leeds.
Presentations of short papers on Cave and Karst Science topics.

First Circular - Call for Presentations
This one day Symposium will take place on Saturday 10 March 2012 at The University of Leeds and is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Geological Society. Hosts Simon Bottrell and Phil Murphy.

The Lecture Secretary's 'first circular' is at

Each year the Symposium covers a wide range of cave science topics, including geology, hydrology, speleogenesis, speleothems, biology and archaeology, so you should find something of interest at the symposium, whether you are an academic, an amateur scientist or a caver wanting to find out more about the underground environment.

Contributions are invited on any aspect of cave or karst science or caving technology (see BCRA's cave science policy). Poster papers, displays or preliminary presentations by postgraduate and undergraduate students are especially welcome. This year’s special theme will be Cave Science in the Yorkshire Dales, and it is hoped to devote half the Symposium to this topic. Full papers are not required, but related submissions to Cave and Karst Science are also invited.

Those wishing to give a presentation should contact the lecture secretary, Trevor Faulkner (see BCRA events diary for contact details). Please give the provisional title of your paper and the type of presentation (oral or poster). Titles and abstracts of up to one side of A4 should be sent as Microsoft Word files by email by Friday 6 January 2012. These should include full first names, contact details and affiliations of all authors, with presenters underlined, and may be extended to include references. Presentations of papers will be 15-20 minutes in length and poster presentations will be 5 minutes in length.

Registration will take place at the start of the seminar. A small admission charge will cover tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon. Further information, including directions to the venue and suggestions for lunch, will be published shortly before the event.

Further information will be posted here before the event. You can check this page via the 'shortcut',

Posted: Wed 21 Dec 2011 18:54
by David Gibson
The lecture secretary's second circular is now available at
  • Titles and abstracts of up to one side of A4 should be sent as Word files by email by Friday 6 January 2012.
  • A £5 admission charge will cover the full programme and refreshments, with free entry to members of the sponsor organisations.
  • Later visits to University departments will also be arranged.
  • Further information, including directions to the venue, will be provided in the 3rd Circular in February 2012

Posted: Mon 20 Feb 2012 10:29
by David Gibson
The lecture secretary's third circular is now available at

This provides the venue details and the Programme schedule. The speaking programme is full, but we can still accept posters. If you would like to offer a poster on recent work, please send title and abstract by Friday 24 February, so that it can be included in the final Programme.

Additionally, we normally invite someone to write a two-page report of the Symposium to be published in the BCRA magazine Speleology. If you would like to do this, please contact Trevor Faulkner during the meeting.