THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hugo Grotius: one of the founding fathers of International Law

Today I’m going to talk about the all-famous Dutch Jurist Hugo Grotius, a renowned alumnus of Leiden University. While no university buildings have been named after him, the Leiden Law … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Willebrord Snellius, the real star of Leiden

I have talked about great historians and law experts in the previous blog posts; today let me introduce you to a great mathematician and astronomer: Willebrord Snellius van Royen. I … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rudolph Cleveringa, the Hero of Leiden University

I mentioned Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa in the previous post about Johan Huizinga; he was the colleague who offered Huizinga a place to live after he was forced to flee the … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Johan Huizinga, the Great Historian

In the previous blog post I talked about Justus Lipsius and how the University building in the centre of Leiden came to be named after him. Now, I would like … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Justus Lipsius and the building that took his name

Ever wondered where the names of our University’s buildings originate from? What is their history? It is important for the students of such an ancient and renowned University to know … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sun-kissed and inspired

It is probably not news that the weather in the Netherlands is less than optimal (and that is an understatement). In fact many of my international friends experience vitamin D … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Behind the sheets of Leiden’s Lakenfeesten – a little bit of history.

Those of you living in Leiden have surely seen, or heard, that this weekend one of the many Leiden summer events is taking place. Indeed it feels like between Kingsday … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment