Lectures and activities
If you are looking for more challenge during your studies, you could broaden your knowledge by attending lectures and other activities. Events of this type are organised at university, faculty and study programme level.
Since the end of the German occupation, Leiden University has commemorated the protest speech made by Professor Cleveringa against the dismissal of his Jewish colleagues in 1940. Every year, the university appoints a Cleveringa Professor who delivers the Cleveringa lecture on or around 26 November.
Around the same date, lectures are given by Leiden academics at roughly 40 locations both within and outside the Netherlands. These lectures are organised by the Leids Universiteits Fonds (LUF).
Studium Generale, or the general studies department, organises a range of academic activities such as lectures, symposia, film screenings and debates. These activities are intended for students, staff and the general public alike.