PhD Writing Workshops 2015-16

The Department will run six PhD writing workshops in 2015/16. If you have not attended the workshop before, we usually have two submissions of about 2500 words each, of academic writing at any stage of development. These can be parts of the dissertation, grant proposals, conference papers, or book reviews. These submissions are pre-circulated and everyone who comes to the workshop should arrive having read the submissions and ready to offer constructive criticism. We have discussed everything from how to take notes in archives to dangling modifiers and all the problems of academic writing in between. All doctoral students in the department are welcome. You need not be in a place to submit writing in order to attend the workshop, though we strongly recommend that you come along for more than just one.

 The workshops are co-ordinated and chaired by Maria Margaronis and Dr Caroline Goodson.

The workshops this year will take place from 6 – 8pm on:

  • Tuesday 1 December
  • Wednesday 13 January
  • Thursday 28 April
  • Thursday 2 June

If you have a piece of 2,500-3,000 words that you would like to submit for discussion, please get in touch with us at and/or before the deadline for each workshop.


  • Tuesday 17 November for the 1 December workshop
  • Wednesday 6 January for the 13 January workshop
  • Thursday 14 April for the 28 April workshop
  • Thursday 19 May for the 2 June workshop

Work submitted doesn’t have to be finished or polished; useful feedback guaranteed!


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