Greetings from many contributors who could not come were read out. Professor Edwin Judge (Macquarie University, Sydney) wrote:
"As the Puritans might have said, we praise Bruce Winter as a
positively painful preacher. He takes perfect pains in persisting even
with preposterous proposals, prevailing at the end to the profit of us
all. His precious alma mater now prides itself on the prizes he has
promoted. Our papyrus projects proceed, and will proffer to all peoples
the plentiful pleonasms this plausible Plutarch has propelled us all into.
Praedicabunt pupillares populi omnes. "All the parties he has
patronised will proclaim it."