18 April 2016

A piece of Japan in Leiden
He was the man who introduced Western medicine into Japan. Philipp Franz Von Siebold also brought Japanese plants and artefacts to Leiden.

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Medieval times not a 'golden age' for the elderly in England

A golden age for the elderly because they were shown so much respect. This is how British historians portray the Middle Ages in England. 

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Skating faster thanks to data science

The Netherlands has a lot of world-class speed skaters and footballers. Clever statistical analyses could help them perform even better. 

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Honours Academy experimenting with Virtual Reality

The Honours Academy has recently started working with the new visual technology Virtual Reality (VR). 'It is important to look beyond your own borders.'

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‘Man's empathy comes from language and stories’

Man is nature's mind-reading champion: we are better able than any other living beings to empathise with others. 

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22 April: Oort lecture 'Limits of Cosmology' 
23 April: Lecture 'Advanced alien civilisations in the local Universe'
28 April: Practicum Musicae concert
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Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire, by Luuk de Ligt and Laurens E. Tacoma (Eds.)
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