Second PEN Writing Retreat

The Past Earth Network is hosting a writing retreat from 24-26 November 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 and grant proposals to articles that just need a polish, all we ask is that you acknowledge the PEN in the paper. .


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.


To apply for the retreat please complete the registration form. Registration will close on 20th October, due to limited space applications will be chosen according to their relevance to the PEN topics and to maintain a good balance of attendees. Please note that travel support will be preferentially granted to early career scientists and PhD students.