Eighteenth Century Studies events

Upcoming events

Writing Retreat 2023

Our annual Writing Retreat will once again take place at Alexander House by kind permission of the owner, Mrs J. Lewis, on 15-19 May 2023.


Monday 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 May

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

Friday 19 May

Depart by 10.00am Friday morning.

Writing Group Spring 2023

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

Writing Group Schedule 2022
Column one shows the date of the meeting and column two shows the topic.
21 Sep 22 Ali Cathcart: ‘What to do when you can't write’ (Room 1A71 Cottrell)
19 Oct 22

Jonathan Brown: ‘William Forbes and the Crime/Delict of “Rape”’ (Campus Central Room 3:04)

30 Nov 22 Tom Marsden: 'The Codification of Russian Law as an exercise in Secularisation, 1826-45’ (Campus Central Room 3:04)
7 Dec 22

Katie Halsey and Cleo O’Callaghan Yeoman: Co-writing an article (Room 1A71 Cottrell)