2020 in images
24 December 2020
2020 was an eventful year. You can see that in our photos: one and a half metres distance, an empty university, attending ceremonies online and working from home. The image editors have selected the twelve most eye-catching photos of the past year..
This was also the Rembrandt year. We found a spectacular way of visualising the link between Rembrandt and Leiden University.
The 445th Dies Natalis on 7 February in a packed Pieterskerk.
Milou Deelen and Mieke Verloo took to the pulpit together to answer questions during the Annie Romein Verschoor lecture on International Women's Day.
In March, the intelligent lockdown was announced and everything was suddenly different. Working from home, remote teaching: Alexander Pleijter and his children working at the same table.
Remembrance Day on 4 May with deserted streets may have made more of an impression than usual.
The first digital inaugural lecture took place on 29 June, with a small number of guests.
The Kamerlingh Onnes building is made corona proof.
EL CID mentors Mirthe and Anne meet online the 19 participants who they will introduce to the city and student life - digitally!
A modest opening of the Academic Year, with tables at 1.5-metres distance, and many more online visitors.
Working from home is the norm - for Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker, too.
The Open Days for bachelor's and master's students were completely online this year.
In a beautifully illuminated Academy Building, Maxim Februari delivered the 49th Huizinga lecture on 11 December. There were just 30 guests present in the room; more than 550 people listened to the lecture online.
Monique Shaw, Marc de Haan, Alexander Pleijter, Melissa Schriek and Rob Dorresteijn.