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Christopher Ramsey, Head of Oxford's Radio Carbon Center, who conceded, memorably, that in the light of the new evidence and the lack of any substantive explanation for the Shroud's image, the C14 should be looked at again. David shared a platform with me recently, along with Bruno Barberis from Turin and former BSTS editor, Mark Guscin, at the Shroud Exhibit at the Jalsa Salana event hosted in the UK by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's publication,. David's intention, subject to maintaining subscription levels, is to continue with the printed edition of the Newsletter, which will remain available to its subscribers who will also have access to a new BSTS online forum.
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There should be enough here to keep you busy reading until Christmas! Here is the Update Table of Contents: In 2015, after fulfilling all of STERA, Inc.'s formal requirements for accessing materials in our various collections, the Board of Directors voted to approve Giulio Fanti's request for access to three of the remaining tape samples from the Ray Rogers Collection.
These were hand delivered to him in Turin in May 2015 by Barrie Schwortz.
It should be noted that Barrie does not have a vote on the Board of Directors so did not participate in the decision to grant Giulio access to the samples.
That decision was made solely by the Board of Directors.