Night University 2019: Temptations
Night University is the science festival of Tilburg University. On October 3, 2019, our university campus is the bustling and exciting place where science and society meet. Because, after all, science is for everybody!
What to expect of Night University?
- This free festival is open to everybody.
- The university opens its doors from 18:30 until 02:00 hrs.
- There will be 70 presentations, debates, games, guided tours, workshops, labs and performances.
- Night University is organized in cooperation with 60 internal and external partners.
- 'Temptations' is the theme of this year's festival.
Must-sees: highlights from the program
Junior Night University
WORKSHOP - Junior Night University is a program for children from 9 to 14 years old (and their parents). There are mini-lectures and fun workshops. Again, the theme of 'temptations' is central. Discover what science is by doing, admiring, and discovering (language: Dutch).
The temptation to engage in criminal behavior
NIGHT TALK - What is it that causes crime to flourish here the way it does? Mayor of the city of Breda Paul Depla and professor Pieter Tops talk about temptation and undermining crime. (language: Dutch).
The psychology of greed
NIGHT TALK - For greedy people, tempation cannot be big enough. Marcel Zeelenberg gives an overview of recent research into the psychology of greed (language: Dutch).
How to seduce the voter?
WORKSHOP - Voters are happy to buy into the ideas of eloquent politicians. In this workshop you learn the most important principles of rhetoric based on appealing and curious examples.(language: English)
Peter Buwalda on temptations
NIGHT TALK - Author and columnist Peter Buwalda will talk about the temptations of writers, the temptations of writing, and the writer as a tempter (language: Dutch).
Science Slam 2019
NIGHT TALK - Five PhD candidates are battling for the hearts of the audience. You can vote for the most clarifying, creative, and entertaining short scientific talk (language: English).
NIGHT TALK - A look at the glittering world of models, influencers, and their audience. The downside? Trying to look perfect can be addictive... (language: English)
NIGHT TALK - Imagine walking through an aisle at the supermarket. Ioana van Deurzen will explain the temptation of unhealthy behavior from a sociological perspective (language: English).
WORKSHOP - Get a grip on the tactics of alcohol companies, and get introduced to non-alcoholic drinks that can be just as tempting and exciting in this spectacular workshop! (language: Dutch)
Aafke Romeijn ‘writer in residence’
NIGHT TALK & EXPERIENCE - Meet brandnew ‘writer in residence’ Aafke Romeijn. She will talk and perform in the intimate Zwijsenbuilding. (language: Dutch)
Seven Deadly Sins in video games
NIGHT TALK - Theologian Frank Bosman will look into the depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins in popular games like The Binding of Isaac, Darksiders III, and Dante’s Inferno. (language: English)
Confessing our daily temptations the digital way
NIGHT TALK - Are we sharing more intimate secrets with a chatbot than we do with a human priest? We take a look at a large confession experiment at Lowlands. (language: Dutch)
Smartphone Orchestra: The Social Sorting Experiment
EXPERIENCE - Face-to- Facebooktheater with the audience in the lead. Experience the manipulative power of digital data in this revealing live performance. Come on time, full is full! (language: English & Dutch)
Online customer temptation: Persuasion profiling
NIGHT TALK - Novel insights from behavioral science and data science are actively used to understand, and influence, the online behavior of consumers. In this talk prof. dr. Maurits Kaptein will detail the pervasive practice of persuasion profiling. (language: English)
Do you want to visit Night University?
Night University is a free science festival. It is not necessary to register in advance. Just save the date and check out which sessions you want to visit!
How to get here?
Plan your trip via Google Maps.
If you want to make use of public transport, plan your trip via 9292.nl. Tilburg University has its own train station, Tilburg Universiteit, 10 minutes walking distance from the campus.
Cars can be parked free of charge and without a time limit at or nearby Tilburg University. The largest parking lot is located on the Warandelaan; this is accessible via the Bredaseweg. Other parking spaces are located at the Hogeschoollaan and the Prof. dr. Verbernelaan.