The end of the American dream
Kelly Nyks
Date: 
Wednesday 8 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

In the new documentary 'Requiem for the American Dream' iconic intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.

New Europe
Date: 
Thursday 19 October 2017 - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

The 2016 Brexit vote and the US Trump election represented a dual threat for the European Union. A populist revolt — the immediate danger of which has subsided after the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. But also a geopolitical wake-up call.

Beyond Electronics
Hendrik de Waard Lecture
Abandoning Perfection for Quantum Technologies
David Awschalom
Date: 
Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Aletta Jacobs Hall, Blauwborgje 4, Groningen
Tickets: 
Free admission

In the future, could we store our memories on a single atom? David Awschalom presents a fundamentally new generation of information technologies.

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?

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