Universiteit Leiden

My first student room De Pelikaan­hof

Contribution: Bing Oei (medical alumnus)

Pelikaanhof: in 1975, a brand new complex in the centre of Leiden and I was one of the first residents. At that time, it was difficult to find a room, and as Leiden local, I was surprised I still qualified for a room there. The rent was 73 guilders per month. It didn't bother me that I was given a small, secluded room. Pelikaanhof was a great place to live: the building was new, relatively quiet and safe, and it was cleaned daily. 

The Tour de France started in Leiden in1978. From the flat, we watched Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, and Joop Zoetemelk pass by during a time trial through the city centre. Since graduating, I rarely returned to Leiden. The last time I drove past Pelikaanhof, it looked less accessible than I remembered.

Rapenburg 34

 

Spirits of historical celebrtities Rapenburg 34

Freedom

 

A stay in the Oranjehotel Freedom

'You are welcome here'

 

'You are welcome here'

Professor Robert Feenstra

 

Love for the profession Professor Robert Feenstra

Pioneers in inter­national children’s rights

 

UNICEF Chair Pioneers in inter­national children’s rights

Research project Letters as loot

 

Research project Letters as loot

College in the Academy Building

 

Wooden benches College in the Academy Building

Colloquium Ehrenfestii

 

From Einstein to Oppenheimer Colloquium Ehrenfestii

Beatrix Campbell

 

My thesis supervisor Beatrix Campbell

Josephus Justus Scaliger

 

The greatest scholar of the 16th century Josephus Justus Scaliger

Buddy system

 

Nice start to academic journey Buddy system

Academic teaching

 

Impact on society Academic teaching

 

From Minerva to Mathematical Institute Becoming human

EL CID

 

The start of student life EL CID

The invention of the capacitor

 

Leyden jar The invention of the capacitor

Herman Boerhaave, pioneer in medicine

 

Leiden is Boerhaave Herman Boerhaave, pioneer in medicine

The Sweat Room

 

A unique tradition The Sweat Room

Kamerlingh Onnes deserves a statue

 

The discovery of superconductivity Kamerlingh Onnes deserves a statue

University eights

 

Rowing with Olympic medalists University eights

Classes in the Old Observatory

 

Classes in the Old Observatory

Academic Historical Museum

 

A collection to cherish Academic Historical Museum

Elzevier printing press

 

My own family Elzevier printing press

 

My window to freedom Praesidium Libertatis

Hortus botanicus

 

From young visitor to prefect Hortus botanicus

My first aha moment

 

Reading your sources My first aha moment

 

Memorable encounters The FooBar

Hopping rabbits

 

View from the campus Hopping rabbits

Niels Stensen

 

Leiden’s first geology star Niels Stensen

Queen Beatrix’s honorary degree

 

Éducation permanente Queen Beatrix’s honorary degree

At the heart of the city

 

At the heart of the city

The true sensation of Leiden

 

Intangible but ever-present The true sensation of Leiden

Guided tour of the Academy Building

 

A real-life fairy tale Guided tour of the Academy Building

 

From sub-faculty... to city hall

Canal Watch (De Gracht­wacht)

 

Canal Watch (De Gracht­wacht)

The cortège

 

In academic gown The cortège

A new  Cleveringa

 

A new Cleveringa

Development opportunities

 

Job hopper Development opportunities

Camaraderie

 

Thriving community Camaraderie

City criminologist

 

City criminologist

The Cleveringa meetings

 

The Cleveringa meetings

Knowledge centre

 

Children and anxiety Knowledge centre

 

That ‘my’ Leiden University feeling

Lipsius

 

Unlovely but loved Lipsius

Academic ceremonies

 

Party! Academic ceremonies

Christiaan Huygens

 

ChatGPT Christiaan Huygens