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The Quick Lime and Demonstration Day
Wed 29 June 2016, 08:30 – 15:00 BST
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department are delighted to introduce Nigel Copsey of the Earth, Stone and Lime Company to the Cathedral Centre to give a lecture on 'lime revival' which is a fundraising event to support the Works Department Training Programme.
When asked about the lecture, Nigel Copsey revealed 'My presentation is a critical review of the course of the 'lime revival' in the context of the material science and an extensive review of historic literature making clear that most lime mortars historically were hot mixed. It will hopefully provide a narrative of lime and other binder uses over the last 400 years and stress the importance of earth and earth/quicklime mortars in masonry construction prior to the late 18th C. It will engage critically with the now common deployment of NHLs for conservation work (which we and others consider to be too hard and potentially damaging) and seek to explain how problems with putty limes led to the insufficiently critical embrace of NHLs. The presentation will finish with examples of successful and appropriately durable work with hot mixed air limes and include examples of our work from the last 8 years, as well as recent projects executed by others, as the 'hot mix revolution' has begun to take hold across the UK.'
Please note there is no car car parking at the Cathedral and therefore visitors will need to make their own arrangements. Lunch is not provided. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the morning.
TICKETS ARE NON-RETURNABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.