Universiteit Leiden

My window to freedom Praesidium Libertatis

Contribution: Marga Overdevest (head of Stategy & Facilities department, skipper)

‘Praesidium Libertatis’ is the university’s motto. As an alumna and staff member, as well as a skipper for the Leidse Rederij boat company, this motto is central to me. 

As an alumna, the university has been my window to freedom. As a staff member, I’m proud of the university, which needs freedom to advance both science and the world. And as a skipper and guide for Leidse Rederij, I tell my guests on the boat the story of the city and its university as a ‘bastion of freedom’.

My colleague proposed the addition of ‘Non Est Anarchia’: it is important, after all, that we all stick to the rules and agreements that we have made!

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