British Cave Research Association is a UK registered charity, and a
constituent body of the British
Caving Association, undertaking charitable activities on behalf of BCA.
BCRA's object is to promote the study of caves and associated
phenomena. It attains this object by supporting cave & karst research; by
encouraging original exploration (both in the UK and on expeditions overseas);
by collecting and publishing speleological information; maintaining a library;
and organising educational and scientific conferences and meetings.
Keeping in Touch
Subscribe to our periodicals and buy our
publications online on our bookshop page.
There is a 20% discount on most items for BCRA members. Most back-issues of our
periodicals are available; some are free of charge (plus postage). Members have
free access to all our online content.
Membership and Subscriptions
Forum and BCRA Newsletters
- September 2016: Caves
and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales - Volume 2: edited by Tony Waltham and
David Lowe, will be published on paper in 2017. Prior to that, most of the
individual chapters are now online.
- March 2016: We are looking for copies of some of our
early periodicals. If you have a box of items in your attic that you want to
get rid of, please see the posting
wanted by the British Caving Library on our News forum.
- October 2015: Our new
book - Exploring the Limestone Landscapes of the Cumbrian Ring is now
available. See Bookshop
- October 2014: New
book from William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust - Exploring the Limestones of
South Devon. Available from BCRA. See Bookshop
- October 2011: BCRA launches a new Cave Archaeology
Special Interest Group. CAG Web Site |
- September 2012: New
BCRA Archives Web Site. See posting
- Publications stock clearance. Volumes of Cave & Karst
Science published more than ten years ago are now free of charge, as
are all its predecessor publications (Cave Science, Transactions, etc). All
issues of Caves & Caving up to number 92 (2002) are now free of
charge too; and there are discounts on other items.
- August 2009: BCRA's Caving Archive has now been moved
to the National Geoscience Data
Centre at the British Geological Survey. Further information is on the
British Caving Library web
Events and Meetings
For details of these events, please see the
Forum where information will be posted as and when it becomes available.
Also see: British Caving
- 14-15 May 2016. BCRA Field Meeting including flood pulse
tests at Malham Cove
- Important: We would like
to know the rough number of people attending, well in advance, so please read
Circular on the BCRA News Forum if you are interested.
- June 4-5 2016. BCA AGM and party weekend
Information in Spring 2016
- 13-20 August 2016. EuroSpeleo 2016, incl. field meeting to
Information in Summer 2016. EuroSpeleo .
& Poster Abstracts by the end of June
Workshops & Field Trips Offers by the end of May
- Please note: there is no
Hidden Earth event in 2016
- Hidden Earth 2016 is replaced by Eurospeleo 2016. Hidden
Earth will return in 2017.
- 22 October 2016. BCRA Cave Science Symposium and
BCRA AGM at Oxford
- 23 October 2016. BCRA field meeting to Cotswolds gull
Grant Application Deadlines & Council
Some Further Links...
British Cave Research Association (UK
registered charity 267828). Registered Office: The Old Methodist Chapel, Great
Hucklow, BUXTON, SK17 8RG
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