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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/11/2017 - 17/11/2017
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Location
GAOS Room SP A1.118

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We are proud to welcome you to the lustrum of the Physical Geography / Earth Science programme at the University of Amsterdam and of study association GAOS and alumni-association Lulofs. In November 2017 GAOS will celebrate her 25th birthday, together with alumni association Lulofs. These lustra coincide with the 75th anniversary of the department of Physical Geography at the UvA (now part of the IBED) and the 25th anniversary of its fieldwork and research campaign in Luxembourg. GAOS and Lulofs have joined forces in a lustrum committee and are organising a week of festivities. Within this week a symposium will be held about the background of Physical Geography at the University of Amsterdam and its role in the future. The lustrum will take place during the week of Monday November 13th to Friday November 17th. There will be activities (almost) every day, such as an excursion and a pubquiz. Apart from students and alumni, all staff affiliated to Physical Geography at the UvA, students/staff from other programmes and universities, professionals and others who are interested are cordially invited.

 

On Thursday the 16th we organise a symposium together with Lulofs for the anniversary of the Physical Geography department of the UvA. This all will take place in the Oerknal at the Science Park from 9:30 AM onwards, followed by drinks at about 16:00.. To cover some of the expenses, and to be able to offer you a lunch and a drink, we ask a contribution of €25,. For students of study association GAOS and members of alumni-network Lulofs there will be a discount (GAOS members will pay €5 and Lulofs members pay €10).

The morning part of the program will cover 75 years of Physical Geography at the UvA, with some familiar faces of the IBED. During the lunch buffet you will get the chance to socialize and meet our sponsors: they will introduce themselves as well. The afternoon will focus on the environment and physical geography of the Amsterdam urban area and its surroundings. Several invited speakers will sketch an image from their expertise on Amsterdam in 2035, on a landscape, urban and ecological level.

On Tuesday the 14th we organize a pubquiz (in English) in the evening for everyone in GAOS, Lulofs, IBED and all other Physical Geographers who might be interested. We kindly ask you to form a team yourself (with at least 3 members). If you cannot find a team, you can register without a team and we will try our best to create some last minute teams on the evening itself. More information on exact time (after dinner time) and location (a pub in Amsterdam) will follow soon.

After all the other Lustrum festivities we will organize an excursion for everyone everyone in GAOS, Lulofs, IBED and all other Physical Geographers who might be interested. We will ask a small fee to cover expenses of the excursion. More information on destination, exact time and location will follow soon.

After all the other Lustrum festivities we will organize a party for all members of GAOS, Lulofs, IBED and all other Physical Geographers who might be interested. You do not need to sign up for the party, but you can follow the event on social media in case you’re interested. More information on destination, exact time and location will follow soon.