Last week, I got to see how slow science could work. I was a rapporteur at a Royal Society Satellite meeting on language disorders. This meant I had to briefly summarise a very exciting, fast-paced discussion. I learnt so much from the discussions and I also got to meet some wonderful people. And of course, I got to stay in this magnificent house for a couple of days! I owe it all to the organisers of this wonderful meeting, the Royal Society & the Experimental Psychology Society.