Monday, June 02, 2014
Jesus and Brian Conference in London - tickets still available!
Jesus and Brian: What did the Pythons ever do for us?
Kings College, London, 20-22 June
Full details are at the link above. As a life-long fan of Life of Brian, I am really excited about this event. In fact, I booked my ticket back in March, as soon as I heard about the conference. I hope to live-blog most of it too (though sadly I'll have to miss the Sunday because I'll be heading to Denmark for another conference, on more of which anon).
There is a stellar cast of scholars lined up to speak at the conference, including Paula Fredriksen, Adele Reinhartz, Helen Bond, Bill Telford, Bart Ehrman, James Crossley, Philip Davies, Martin Goodman, George Brooke, Steve Mason, Amy-Jill Levine, as well as locals Joan Taylor and Richard Burridge, and so the list goes on.
While the programme lists Richard Burridge engaging in a "conversation with mystery guests" for the Friday evening, I have it on good authority that the guest will be Terry Jones himself! Julian Doyle (editor) is also lined up to appear on the Sunday. And there is another "mystery guest" for the Saturday evening who can't yet be named.
Booking details are here. I look forward to seeing lots of you there for what is likely to be a really wonderful event.
He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy.