The 2018 BLF Conference and Gathering will be held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September in Canterbury, England in association with Canterbury Cathedral. The conference has the theme of Pozzolans, Additives and Natural Cements and is dedicated to the memory of our past Chairman, Simon Swann (1956-2018).
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 conference programme will consist of lectures in the mornings and activities in the afternoons. The lectures on the Friday will concentrate on the theme of Pozzolans, Additives & Natural Cements, those on the Saturday more on plastering, and the Sunday morning is a miscellany of short papers by members. The Friday afternoon will be spent within the Cathedral precincts with the Cathedral Workshops hosting demonstrations, hands-on activities and tours up the scaffolding. We have trips outside Canterbury planned for Saturday afternoon and will end with walking tours in Canterbury on the Sunday afternoon.
The venue for the lectures 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 is open – click for the booking form.
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Members of the Building Limes Forum form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, most of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime.