2018 Conference, Canterbury

The 2018 BLF Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September in Canaterbury, England in association with Canterbury Cathedral.  Ongoing maintenance of the fabric means that the Cathedral can offer high-level tours to see restoration in progress and hands-on activities in the masonry yard and visits to the stone carving and glass studios.  The theme of the conference is Pozzolans, Additives and Natural Cements.

Canterbury was established by the Romans but is best known as the home of the Anglican communion. Canterbury Cathedral was founded in 597 AD by St Augustine, the present building dates from Norman times.  The venue for the conference is Canterbury Cathedral Lodge and accommodation has been booked at Canterbury Christ Church University, close to the medieval centre.

Although Canterbury is in the far south-east of England, it is close to the high-speed rail link to the Channel Tunnel and direct trains from St Pancras take less than one hour.  Thus, Canterbury is relatively accessible, especially for those coming from outwith the UK.

Booking will open in the spring – watch this space!.

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7-9 September 2018, Canterbury Cathedral

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