Every year we organise a reading weekend trip for staff, postgraduates and undergraduates. It normally takes place in the spring at a youth hostel in Derbyshire.
At the reading weekend, students present some of their recent work and then there is a discussion after each session. However, you can attend without presenting anything - though most people find that they end up contributing to the discussions. It's all done in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and is a great place to have a seminar.
It's not all hard work: there's a walk around the beautiful countryside, trips to the pub and even a philosophy quiz.
All students are welcome to attend. We will transport you there early on the Saturday morning and bring you back on the Sunday.
2022 reading weekend
2022 Reading Weekend is currently in the early stages of planning. If you would like to be involved with this, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
9.30 Departure from department
10.30 Arrive Youth Hostel, Eyam
10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee on arrival
11.00-13.00 Talk 1
13.00 Lunch and room check-in
13.30-16.30 Free time (optional walk in the Peaks or in Eyam Village)
17.00-19.00 Talk 2
20.00 Optional trip to a local pub
10:00 Check out of hostel, meet in study room
10.30-12.30 Talk 3
13.30-15.30 Talk 4
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