2017 Writing Retreat

The Past Earth Network is hosting a writing retreat from 31 July - 2 August 2017. The event will be held at Callow Hall in Derbyshire and be arranged as a meeting for members to work on papers for publication, or on funding applications already at an advanced stage. The retreat is aimed at rapidly progressing academic writing that addresses the PEN palaeoclimate themes: data, models, data-model comparison and forecasting. Since PEN aims to improve communication between palaeoclimate scientists and statisticians, we particularly welcome participants working on papers or funding applications on these topics.


The retreat will be a loosely structured event allowing for writing and discussion sessions as-and-when attendees feel they need them. This format should allow for as much writing as possible in a pressure-free environment. Papers at any stage are welcome, from conceptual reviews to articles that just need a polish, all we ask is that you acknowledge the PEN in the paper. Funding applications should, however, be at a fairly advanced stage with a funding source identified and submission deadline in 2017.


Taking place in Callow Hall Country House, the grounds and historic building will provide a quiet location to focus on writing in a distraction free environment. The PEN will be funding accommodation and catering for the attendees for the duration of the retreat.


Registration is now closed, thank you for your interest.