Universiteit Leiden

From sub-faculty... to city hall

Contribution: Gijsbert van Es (student 1979-1982)

Monday 3 September 1979, 14.30 hours, in the history sub-faculty, on Middelstegracht at the time. A moment I’ll never forget. An introduction for first-years to lectures and tutorials, mentoring and year groups − I barely knew what all these words meant. There in the study coordinator’s office stood a fellow student asking all sorts of timetable-related questions. What about? No idea! I barely understood her questions, so couldn’t see her problems at all. Ten years later, saw us standing in Leiden city hall answering a clear question with a clear answer: ‘I do.’

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



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



Unlovely but loved Lipsius

Academic ceremonies


Party! Academic ceremonies

Christiaan Huygens


ChatGPT Christiaan Huygens