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Night University for everyone on May 19: theme Human Nature

Published: 12th May 2022 Last updated: 12th May 2022

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On May 19, Tilburg University opens its doors with Night University for everyone who is curious and wants to get to know science. From 18.00 until after midnight, interested parties can explore how man and society can be understood, and how science can serve society. The theme is 'Human Nature', which also refers to the relationship between man and nature.

Night University has a broad program, with something for everyone. Including evolutionary psychologist Mark van Vugt (VU/Oxford/KMHW) who will take us on a journey through human evolution with his lecture entitled: Lucy, Darwin & Lady Gaga. From the African savannah millions of years ago to Mark Rutte's turret and Putin's palace.

Writer and journalist Joris Luyendijk talks about the privileges of men like himself, based on his book The Seven Finches. Teacher of the Year Tila Pronk will give a talk about modern love: More and more people find each other online, but at the same time more and more people are single. And if you are curious about Tilburg's scientific talent, don't miss the Science Slam with PhD students from the various faculties.

Also, the E. du Perron Prize will be awarded, preceded by a lecture by Paul Scheffer who will talk about wars in Europe and European values. 

In addition to lectures, there are workshops, games, experiments, tours, interviews, debates and cultural performances. There is the great Brabant on the Map game and the GO laboratory can be visited. A special Junior program has been put together for young people aged 9 to 14. Check out the Night University website to put together your own program. And for those who want there are cultural performances, silent disco, campfire, dance workshops.

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Registration is not required, admission is free. For more information, please contact Has Klerx, tel. 013-466 20 82. Email: