Daily Archives: 16 Sep 2019

Perfect for the Dinner Table

Hawarden Old Testament in the New Testament Conference, 2020

It is once again time to start making firm arrangements for the next Hawarden Seminar on the Use of the OT in the NT. The 2020 meeting will take place at the usual venue, Gladstone’s Library Hawarden, from early evening on Thursday 2nd April to just after lunch on Saturday 4th April. I do hope many of you will be able to join us.

Following discussions at the last Seminar, we have selected as our particular focus for the next two years The Re-Use of Scriptural Characters in the NT, with a particular focus on Abraham and Elijah. Prof Steve Walton has graciously accepted an invitation to provide a keynote paper on the use of scriptural characters in the Book of Acts, so we look forward to welcoming him to Hawarden for the first time.  Other paper offers, either on this specific theme or on aspects of the OT in NT generally are very welcome, as ever.


1. To book your place 

The Library staff are ready to receive our bookings in the usual way – i.e. by telephone (01244 532350 – UK; + 44 1244 532350 from outside UK) or email (enquiries@gladlib.org), but not via the on-line booking facility (which cannot recognise our block booking). Please state clearly when booking that you are part of the OT in NT seminar Group and wish to book a room from within the block in my name. Costs for the accommodation and all meals will depend on the type of room you book, but will be in the region of £175 – £250. Day rates are also available for those who live near enough to commute but also need to be booked in advance with the Library’s Reception team.

2. To offer a paper

Proposals are warmly invited, from both established scholars and PhD students, so please email me with a provisional title and a short abstract by Friday 27th December 2019, and also feel free to circulate this notice widely. All proposers will be informed whether or not their paper has been accepted by 31st January 2020. Usually invited speakers present for 40 minutes followed by 30 minutes of questions/discussion, and other presenters have 25 minutes to present and 15 minutes of questions. If you wish to request a different amount of time, please let me know in your proposal so that I can see whether this can be accommodated within the programme. Priority will be given to papers dealing with the main theme, but there will definitely be space for other papers in the field of the use of the OT in the NT.

Looking forward to seeing you in Hawarden in April, and wishing you all the best in the meantime,

Best wishes,


Professor Susan Docherty
Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism/Head of Theology
Newman University Birmingham

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