Mason Institute Writing Retreat, Edinburgh [March 22]: Registrations Open

Are you facing writer’s block?

With the multiple demands of academic life, do you have trouble making time for your writing?

Would you welcome support in warding off the mighty distractor that is the Internet?

Writing is hard work and is often relegated to the bottom of our to-do list. Mason Institute (MI) organises a fortnightly writing retreat modelled on the Institute for Academic Development’s writing boot camps: a day of writing, away from wifi and phones, and organised around dedicated writing blocks and breaks.

About the Institute:

The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law (MI), based at the University of Edinburgh and located within the School of Law, serves as an interdisciplinary research network.

It aimed at investigating the interface between medicine, life sciences and the law in relation to medical and bioethical developments on a national and global scale.

MI is dedicated to conducting innovative world class research, and raising the quality, quantity, and awareness of the research being undertaken, individually and in cooperation with other domestic, European, and international partners at the University of Edinburgh.

As an institution, we provide evidence-based research and policy advice and are a nexus for international collaboration and exchange, drawing on and pulling together a diverse collection of existing networks and forging new ones.

Date and Time:

March 22; 9 pm – 5 pm

Programme Details:

9.00 am – 9.30 am Set up and set goals for the day

9.30 am – 10.45 am Writing (1 hr 15 min)

10.45am – 11.00am Break and Review

11.00 am – 12.30 pm Writing (1 hr 30 min)

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Writing (1 hr 30 min)

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm Break and Review

3.15 pm – 4.45 pm Writing (1 hr 30 min)

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm Wrap up

Registration Details:

The MI Writing Retreats are open to all. If you would like to join our mailing list, please email Agomoni Ganguli Mitra at stating your interest.


Carstares Room, Old College

Contact Details:


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