Eighteenth Century Studies events

Upcoming events

Writing Retreat 2024

Our annual Writing Retreat will once again take place at Alexander House by kind permission of the owner, Mrs J. Lewis, on 20-24 May 2024.


Monday 20 May

  • Arrival, 5.00pm onwards
  • Welcome and introductions, 6.00pm (Katie Halsey and Emma Macleod)
  • An Introduction to Generative Writing, 6:15pm (Katie Halsey and Emma Macleod)
  • Dinner, 7.30pm (Please note that the retreat will be self-catered, so cooking and dishwashing will form an extra ‘team-building’ exercise… menus and ingredients will be organised in advance)

Tuesday 21 May

  • Breakfast, 8.00am-9.00am
  • Getting Motivated: 9.00am-9.15am
  • Intensive writing time, 9.15am-12.30pm
  • Lunch, 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Intensive writing time, 1.30pm-6.00pm
  • Dinner 7.00pm

Wednesday 22 May

  • Breakfast, 8.00-9.00am
  • Staying Motivated, 9.00am-9.15am
  • Intensive writing time, 9.15am-12.30pm
  • Lunch, 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Looking forwards: editing your generative draft, 1.30pm-2.00pm
  • Intensive writing time, 2.00pm-6.00pm
  • Celebration Dinner, congratulations, and R&R, 7.00pm onwards.

Thursday 23 May

Free time; attendees are welcome to depart on Thursday morning, carry on working, or relax as they prefer.

Friday 24 May

Depart by 10.00am Friday morning.

Writing Group 2023-2024

All meetings of the Eighteenth-Century Writing Group will take place in a hybrid format this semester. Please feel free to join on Teams if you can’t make it to campus. All meetings are Wednesdays at 1–2pm.

See the Writing Group schedule.