Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Early Career Network: Writing Retreat

20 June 2023, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Close up of two hands typing on a laptop keyboard

Led by writer and director Nicola Baldwin and Director of the IAS Nicola Miller, this writing retreat aims at facilitating progress with a piece of academic writing you are finding difficult.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students






Marthe Lisson


IAS Common Ground, G11
University College London
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

This workshop is designed to facilitate progress with a piece of academic writing you are finding difficult, whether it be a thesis chapter or an article you are revising or a book proposal or whatever. It will be led by Nicola Baldwin, writer and director of theatre and film, and Nicola Miller, Director of the IAS and historian of Latin America, to bring together expertise in creative practice and experience in academic evaluation. The retreat will be a full day to allow time for uninterrupted concentration and for things to change.

Please bring along a piece of writing to the morning session and come prepared to explain the difficulties you are having with it. We will all do a series of exercises to help us become unstuck and make progress. There will be time for reflection and for things to shift in our minds. The afternoon session is to compare notes and consolidate the process of moving forward with our writing, hopefully feeling less stuck and re-inspired by the work itself.

To register, please write to Marthe Lisson marthe.lisson@ucl.ac.uk.

To find out more about the Early Career Network and how to join, please visit the IAS ECN website here.