Writers Retreat to Go Forwards!!!
This September, ten Centre members enjoyed a relaxing and productive writing retreat at the idyllic setting of Dean’s Place Hotel, Alfriston, East Sussex. By escaping some of the pressures of preparing for the start of the new academic year, for three days members were able to concentrate on their watery research by drafting or completing journal papers, and preparing grant applications.
Our newest Centre member, Dr Lorna Linch, summed it up: “It was really great to get away and find some head space to think about research and to write, and to also be in an environment with other academics. The venue was amazing, especially our working room, which was very peaceful and calming – precisely what you need when you are trying to write. It’s the little things too, that help with a retreat like this – for example, the fact that we didn’t have to take time out of our day to prepare our own lunch (which was a highlight, and great food!), leaving us with more time to focus on our work. And what better way to have a research meeting than in the swimming pool? Which by the way, I actually did.”