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Academic Forum




  • 30 May 201714:45

    Who’s afraid of Art – Virtual Reality *
    Experience virtual reality in the DAF Technology Lab on our campus in this edition of “Who's Afraid of Art?”! Get to know more about virtual reality in popular culture and about the socio-psychological processes in your brain. The number of participants is limited. Tilburg University students and staff have priority. (language: English) Read more

  • 01 Jun 201714:45

    Training critical thinking - Introduction Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) *
    Training for students and teaching staff (Tilburg University), in which you can develop your critical thinking skills by means of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 02 Jun 201714:00

    Lecture Kieran Flanagan: The Dark Side of Modernity *
    With Brexit and crises over identity politics in an era of post-truth, legacies of Christianity also prove to be found in the dark side of modernity. In the annual lecture at the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Kieran Flanagan (Bristol University) explores a radical solution to this darkness: the re-invention of tradition in Christianity. (language: English) Read more

  • 06 Jun 201720:00

    To Stay Alive - a Method: Film & conversation
    Iggy Pop reads Houellebecq in ‘To Stay Alive: A Method’. After this ‘refreshing feelgood-film on suffering’, a discussion with the filmmakers. (language: Dutch) Read more

  • 19 Jun 201720:15

    Science Café XL: Ionica Smeets on misleading figures
    Figures do not lie, but they can easily conceal the truth. During Science Café XL, mathematician Professor Ionica Smeets will show how often and easily we are fooled by figures and graphs. You will never look at figures in the same way again! (language: Dutch) Read more


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Excellent science is based upon debate. Exchanging knowledge, sharing perspectives, questioning and challenging each other, lead us to better and new knowledge. As a university with Understanding Society as its motto, the debate with staff, students and society is essential. Symposia and meetings in which such a debate is an essential part of the program can be identified by the label 'Join the debate'. Also Academic Forum also organizes programs under this label. Read more about 'Join the debate'>>