A free public lecture by an internationally renowned specialist in building materials conservation will be held on August 11, 7pm at the Jubilee building in Parnell. David Young’s talk is entitled Avoiding Disasters – 10 things not to do when looking after old buildings. He will share tips based on his 30 years’ experience in the analysis and repair of historic buildings and sites. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone 307 9920 or email email@example.com by August 7 to book.