BNTS 2016 Conference Registration is Open

The British New Testament Conference 2016


Booking is now open for this year’s British New Testament Conference, which will be held at the University of Chester from Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd September. We have been able to freeze the cost of the conference at £210 residential and £140 non-residential. Please note, this ‘early bird’ rate ends on the 30th June. From the 1st July the cost rises to £230/£160, so do book early. You can book here:… or via our society web pages:

As is usually the case, you will have to create an account to register, but it is quite straight forward. Don’t forget to choose your seminar group. There is a dedicated email address for enquiries: Please do not reply to this email.

Chester is well served by rail (just 20 mins from Crewe) and road (M56 and M53 are very near) . The University is about a 20 minute walk or a short taxi journey from the station. For those looking to book trains well in advance, we anticipate registration being available from around 3.30pm. The conference will end after lunch on Saturday (lunch is at 1pm).

A reminder that the Call for Papers is open until 15th April 2016, further details on the Society’s web page. We are delighted that our three plenary speakers will be:

  • Prof. Loveday Alexander: Did Jesus Found a Church? Matthew 16.18 and the Ecclesiology of the Gospels
  • Dr Christine Joynes: Power and Prejudice: Reviewing the Reception of Mark’s Gospel
  • Dr John Lyons “Neither Science nor Prayer Can Heal Them”: How the ‘New Testament’ Shaped the Deaf at St Saviour’s Church, Oxford Street

In addition, we will be holding a plenary discussing How might New Testament Studies flourish in the next generation? Details to follow. The team are looking forward to welcoming the conference to Chester for the first time.

Best wishes,
Dr Paul Middleton
Secretary, The British New Testament Society

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