Dr. Tom Flynn, who spoke at the conference, provided an update on his blog, http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/, in his entry “Defenders of the British Museum demolished in public debate over the Parthenon Marbles” (posted Saturday, June 23).
To summarize, Flynn wrote:
Send Them Back: The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens
After the debate, the audience voted like this:
FOR: 384 (+188)
AGAINST: 125 (-77)
UNDECIDED: 24 (-134)
Thus the motion to return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens was carried.
Public opinion overwhelmingly favors the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles. Now we must wait to see when the British Museum will concede and reunite the cultural patrimony of Greece.
The text of Tom Flynn’s paper on this subject, which he delivered at the Colloquy, is available at: http://movinguniversenews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/international-colloquy-for.html