Anna Scaife
Blaauw lecture
Anna Scaife
Date: 
Wednesday 11 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Free admission

Magnetic fields are one of the most crucial components of the Universe. We know that magnetic fields are present everywhere. Large-scale fields intersperse the gas in our own Milky Way, and contribute significantly to the turbulent motion of gas between galaxies.

Howl
Talkshow, dansvoorstelling en concert in één
OFFprojects / Amos Ben-Tal & Spinvis
Date: 
Tuesday 10 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Grand Theatre, Grote Markt 35, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 15,- / € 10,- SGG-card and students

Howl is a talkshow, dance performance and concert in one event. A collaboration of choreographer Amos Ben-Tal and musician and poet Spinvis. A combination of dance, interviews, special guests, music en poetry. The performance is about our search for our own identity and created reality.

Date: 
Thursday 28 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Der Aa-kerk, Akerkhof 2, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

Catherine de Vries, Professor of Politics at the University of Essex, will unravel some of the most important societal and political problems facing Europe today, such as the electoral ramifications of the Euro crisis, the rise of Euroscepticism, or the success of extremist parties.

The Quest for Happiness
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Trudy Dehue
Date: 
Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

For many years, happiness researchers reported that children in the Netherlands are among the happiest in the world. Like other countries with high happiness scores of their youth the Dutch took pride in these figures. However, as these children grow up this idyll seems to be ruined.

The Quest for Happiness
Uitverkocht
Taming the wild horse?
Brian Ostafin
Date: 
Monday 11 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
uitverkocht

The mindfulness movement seems to be everywhere. An accumulating body of evidence suggests widespread benefits of mindfulness ranging from attenuating anxiety and depressive symptoms to increasing creativity and even to diminishing racial biases.

Date: 
Friday 1 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Groninger Forum, Hereplein 73, Groningen
Tickets: 
Free tickets are available one hour before the lecture at the cash desk of the Groninger Forum.

What is humanity doing to try to answer the question ‘Are We Alone?’ and where are we likely to discover life in the near future?

Studium Generale op Noorderzon
Reprise
Boris Nikolai Konrad
Date: 
Wednesday 23 August 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Machinefabriek, Bloemstraat 38, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 7,50 / € 5,- SG-kortingspas / studenten

Can we improve our memory and how does that work? Boris Nikolai Konrad does not only research superior memory, he has one himself. The neuroscientist investigates the neuronal basis of memory training and is a multiple times memory World Record holder.

The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
Roman Krznaric
Date: 
Friday 19 May 2017 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€5,-/€2,50 for SG-card holders/free for students

The spirit of carpe diem has been hijacked by consumer culture. Cultural philosopher Roman Krznaric calls us to arms: the time has come to seize back the day. It is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history: carpe diem.

Griph-lecture
Jeff McMahan
Date: 
Thursday 18 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available for free

Most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war?

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