BNTC part 3
- Final thoughts.
The accomodation and facilities were great. Apart from a coach trip to New
College for a look at the library and a celebratory meal - everything was on
the one site.
BNTC moves round from university to university - so you get to see who has
the best student accomodation and which students have to put up with the
direst food. My room at Edinburgh was good - plenty of storage, three book
shelves, a little kettle for tea and coffee (do the students really get to
have them during term time?), a phone and there looked to be plenty of
outlets for electrical sockets and network connections. (Here's an example -
http://www.iseg2003.com/pan_room.html) Not least were the great views - a
large outcrop of rock apparently so close that initially I thought the
campus was actually set in a disused quarry.
The book stalls were good this year - Eerdmans/Alban Books launched the new
edition of Richard Burridge's book, 'What are the Gospels' and WJK promoted
Adam's and Horrell's classic and new collection of essays on Corinth
(Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church). However
surprisingly WJK had no copies to sell. Overall WJK brought a mysteriously
small range of their NT titles to the conference.