From the President-
Colleagues,A final reminder that booking for this year’s British New Testament Conference closes tomorrow (Friday 19th August) at 4pm. If you intend to attend the conference, please make sure you have booked by then. The programme outline is now on the society’s website (www.bnts.org.uk), along with general information about travel. There is also a link to some of the responses from the survey asking how might New Testament studies flourish in the next generation, which may help stimulate discussion on the Friday evening of the conference.All the venues on campus we are using are very close together (only a few seconds walk between them). Registration will take place in Grosvenor Hall (the accommodation block) from 3pm. Coffee will be available from 4pm in the Small Hall (where the Publishers displays will be), and the welcome reception will also take place in the Small Hall at 5.30pm.There are two further events on Friday 2nd September in what I am calling the British New Testament Conference Fringe:
- Prof. Philip Alexander is offering a special exhibition at the Cathedral library (15 min walk away): “From the age of Erasmus: Treasures of Biblical Scholarship in Chester Cathedral Library”. The event is limited to 25 people, and will begin at 1.30pm in the Cathedral Library. There are still spaces available, so if you would like to attend, email email@example.com to book your place. This will be on a first come first serve basis.
- The second event is “How to develop a relationship with a publisher (AKA How to get published)”. This takes place at 2.30pm and will be presented by Dr Sean Adams (University of Glasgow) and Carey Newman from Baylor. The event is specifically aimed at PhD students, but all are welcome.Any further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to Chester in a couple of weeks time.Best wishes,PaulDr Paul MiddletonSecretary, The British New Testament Society