The Whitaker Writers’ Retreat ran from 2-4 December this year. Over twenty staff from the Whitaker and Moore Institutes signed up to spend some protected time away from the office working on a publication.
Most who were on the retreat were working on journal articles and substantial progress was made with many people reporting completed targets such as new papers outlined, first full drafts complete or revisions finished. It was very satisfying to finish the academic year with a sense of achievement.
In feedback people emphasised the value of the flow they could achieve over an extended time without interruptions. “I appreciated the flexibility that each participant was afforded in making the days the most productive for themselves.”