Alumni Newsletter February 2021
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

February 2021

February 2021: Ice skating @ The Rapenburg

'I miss everything about Leiden, except the rain’ 

South African lawyer and Leiden alumnus Wandile Madalane: 'The experience of Leiden University played an important part in my development from both a professional and personal perspective. My interactions with our guest lecturers and influential figures in the field allowed me to grow in confidence in engaging with well renowned figures.'

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South African lawyer and Leiden alumnus Wandile Madalane

Dies for alumni: participants from all over the world 

The Dies Natalis for alumni on 11 February took place online, allowing alumni from all over the world to participate. Annetje Ottow, recently appointed President of Leiden University’s Executive Board welcomed almost 1,000 alumni who tuned in for lectures and online networking. 

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Annetje Ottow

Virtual Alumni Toast on the East Coast

Following a successful gathering in late January on the West Coast, NL universities in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Washington DC and the Netherlands Innovation Attaché Network, invite Leiden alumni living on the USA East Coast to a collective NL alumni ‘Toast on the East Coast’ 

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Virtual Alumni Toast on the East Coast
Alumnus (90) donates historic house to Leiden University

Alumnus Ruurt Hazewinkel (90) has presented Leiden University with a special gift: a historic house on Leiden’s Rapenburg canal. He handed over the key to Rector Carel Stolker on Monday 25 January.

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Alumnus donates historic House to Leiden University


› 'Rembrandt. Studies in his Varied Approaches to Italian Art'
  25 February - Book launch - Online 

› Decolonising Knowledge Symposium
  3 March - Online

› Online Master's Week
  10 - 12 March - Online
› Claudia Swan's 'Rarities of These Lands. Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Dutch Republic'
  25 March - Book launch - Online

› 'Shared Renewal: Recoupling East with West' Yenching Global Symposium
  16 - 18 April - Online
› Children’s Rights Moot Court
   7 - 11 June - Online
Conference on Extradition and Surrender
   24 - 25 June - Leiden

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