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Caving calendar

Clubs, organisations and individual cavers are welcome to send details of any forthcoming event for inclusion in the online calendar and reporting in Descent. Dates for archived events are here.

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS CANCELLED VIRTUALLY ALL MEETINGS WORLDWIDE, OTHER THAN THOSE HELD ONLINE USING ZOOM OR SIMILAR SOFTWARE. UNTIL MORE CERTAINTY EXISTS, THIS CALENDAR IS NOT BEING UPDATED

Caving events

2020
May
14Kents Cavern and Groundwater Biology meeting1.30pm, Kents Cavern, Torquay: talk by Lee Knight and a tour of the caves (advance booking only: organised by the Royal Society of Biology)
15-17Second International Early Engines ConferenceBlack Country Living Museum, Dudley
23-29Gaping Gill winch meetBradford PC
25Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
June
4-714th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
Checiny, Poland
6Descent (274) published
13BCRA Cave Science Workshop/field tripPriddy
13-14BCA Party WeekendPriddy
14BCA AGM10.30am, Priddy
15-19Classical Karst28th International Karstological School, Postojna
STATUS UNCERTAIN
18-2212th International Mining History Congress Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
20BCRA field-trip to Arnside and Silverdale
Morecambe Bay
24-271st Karst Science ForumBucharest, Romania
July
27-31NSS ConventionNSS Convention, Elkins, West Virginia, USA
31-2 Aug14th EuroSpeleo ForumBurgos, Spain CANCELLED
August
1Descent (275) published
1-15International Training Camp for Young SpeleologistsBlaubeuren-Seissen, Swabian Alb, Germany
14-21Gaping Gill winch meetCraven PC
28-31CaveFestEbborways Farm, Mendip CANCELLED
29-5 Sept19th International Symposium on VulcanospeleologyCatania, Sicily, Italy
31Summer Bank Holiday (UK)
September
22-266th Eurospeleo Protection SymposiumBfN International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany
c. End of monthHidden EarthNo date set, but event is CANCELLED
October
3Descent (276) published
8-1126th International Cave Bear Symposium
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
November
14BCRA Cave Science SymposiumUniversity of Hull
19-22Kendal Mountain Festival
20Petzl Underground SessionWithin the Kendal Mountain Festival
December
5Descent (277) published
28
Substitute bank holiday for Boxing Day (UK)
2021
January
1
Columns Open DayOgof Ffynnon Ddu
February
6Descent (278) published
March
April
May
June
July
24-3118th International Congress of SpeleologyLyon, France (dates for this week may alter)