Had a meeting in Carlisle yesterday, which took out a fair chunk of the day if you include the travel (8-30am to 2-30pm). It's an inevitable part of being a spread-out institution. As a Chaplain, however, it's proving to be quite good, provided I get in on some car-sharing. The conversation we had covered a lot of things going on in College that people were concerned about, and it was good to hear them and listen to people's worries.
Obviously I don't want people to experience it as being confined in a tin box with someone who will shove religion at them, but it's proving to be a very helpful way of engaging with and listening to people's stresses and worries.