A Golden Age of Cave Exploration

A Golden Age of Cave Exploration


Celebrating 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and science
at the Royal Geographical Society, London
Photo: Alum Pot, Yorkshire (Mark Burkey)
To celebrate 50 years of pioneering British cave exploration and scientific research, renowned explorers of the subterranean world gathered together in December 2017 to share their discoveries and experiences during 4 days of lectures at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

On behalf of the British Caving Association and the British Cave Research Association, all 44 of these fascinating talks from around the world are now freely available to view online.

Fri 1st Dec 19:00 – 22:00
Fri 1st Dec 19:00 – 22:00

Frank Pearson (UK caves)
Dick Willis (British International Caving)
Howard Limbert (Vietnam)
Gina Moseley (British Cave Science)

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Sat 2nd Dec All Day
Sat 2nd Dec All Day

An outstanding collection of 20-30 minute lectures covering British exploration and cave science at home and abroad.

Sat AM: Yorkshire, Mendip, Wales
Sat PM: World (incl. Mulu, China, US, Africa, India, & Vietnam)
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Sun 3rd Dec All Day
Sun 3rd Dec All Day

An outstanding collection of 20-30 minute lectures covering British exploration and cave science at home and abroad.

Sun AM: Peak District, Devon, Scotland, Ireland
Sun PM: Europe (incl. Austria, Spain, & Slovenia)
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Mon 4th Dec Evening
Mon 4th Dec Evening

Royal Geographical Society Fellows Lecture (Andy Eavis, Tony Waltham, Tim Atkinson and Hazel Barton).

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A taster of the weekend’s talks

Full lectures are available on this site and the event’s YouTube channel.