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

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