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Annual Retreat 2019

Programme: Day schedule and talk abstracts

Location: YHA Ilam Hall , Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

Sign Up Form: Student / Staff ...................Deadline: 15/02/19

Dates: 29/04/19-02/05/19 (Term 3 Week 2)

Need to Know

  • Very poor mobile phone reception, search "ofcom mobile coverage checker" for more local info.
  • No WIFI provided by the site.
  • Torches will be required (if you want to be outside in the dark).
  • No towels or toiletries provided, but towels can be hired or purchased on site.


This year we are in the Peak District! At the magestic gothic manor in YHA Ilam Hall, located in National Trust parkland in close proximity to the Dovedale Stepping Stones. Where, as always, you can expect enlightening external speakers, intriguing PhD presentations from the students, to hear from our newest MSc Cohort about their ongoing group projects, and even get your hands dirty with some light hearted research by partaking in the WARPs (dirt optional).


Let us not forget the traditional Warwick Annual Retreat Projects (WARPs), in response to the sucess of lasts years format, we want to have as many options as possible to keep the teams small and everyone to make an impact.

We are again taking submissions from attendees, enter them here.

There is also a submission template to help with what is required for a proposal, and if you would like to take inspiration from last years proposals you can see them here.