Gerardus van der Leeuw is the study association of the Faculty of religion, culture and society of the University of Groningen. It was founded in 2003 and is named after the first theologian to introduce religious studies to our university, and twenty boards later we are still going strong! We love our faculty community and want to make our students feel happy and at home by organizing events like our yearly Christmas play, borrels, parties, study sessions, pub lectures, and workshops for students and staff.

In this academic year, 2022/2023, the university is finally completely open again and luckily covid seems to be past tense. As a board,  we’re super excited to bring back the real-life student experience to faculty. With all the possibilities in one hand and a drink in the other, we will organize loads of fun activities to (re)connect with fellow lions! We are going to pick up from where we left off, but make it even more fun! (imagine a magical sparkly sound) 

Gerardus sends weekly newsletters to all faculty students to keep everyone up to date about news items and upcoming events. Keep an eye out for that! And if you have any questions or ideas, or if you want to be added to the newsletter, please email us at gerardusvanderleeuw@gmail.com

Lots of love,

The Gerardus board 2022/2023: Ruth, Lauree, Rosa, Dineke and Joëlle

PS: interested in becoming a member? Check this page out!

Activity Calendar

Our legendary “Gerardus van der Leeuw Activity Calender” is live! Click here to open it and add it to your own calendar.

In the table down below you can see what kind of activities our association provides. This calendar will be updated regularly.

The last update was on 20. February 2022

Month Activity Notes
September 2022 14/09 Committee & disputation presentations
26/09 Fitcie walk
October 2022 06/10 Accie party
12/10 Gerardus borrel
13/10 Running dinner
18/10 GMA
November 2022 09/11 Gerardus borrel
19/11 LOTR marathon
22/11 Publecture GreenCie
December 2022 01/12 Bake Sale for the Berlin Trip
05/12 Sinterklaas
08/12 Soup Sale GreenCie
14/12 Gerardus borrel
14/12-18/12 Travelcie: trip to Berlin!
22/12 Christmas celebration
January 2023 11/01 Gerardus borrel/New Year’s borrel
18/1 PhD Carrousel
February 2023 08/02 Gerardus borrel
14/02 Valentine’s day
14/02 Speeddaten with STUFF
14/02 Rose giving
19/02 Family day
21/02 Greencinema
23/02 Yoga session Fitcie
23/02 Start of Lent
24/02 Open hour
March 2023 01/03 Accie party
08/03 Gerardus borrel
11/03 Parkrun with Kees (and others)
25/03 Dungeons & Dragons Accie
April 2023 06/04 End of Lent
12/04 Gerardus borrel
22/04 Parent Day
May 2023 10/05 Gerardus borrel
26/05 Dies Natalis
June 2023 08/06 GMA
22/06 End of the year BBQ
Juli 2023    
August 2023    

Current board

In the study year 2021-2022 our board consists of:

Ruth Ruijgers   Chair
Lauree Groenwold   Secretary
Dineke Bosgraaf   Treasurer
Rosa den Hengst   Committee coördinator
Dineke Bosgraaf   Promotion coördinator
Joëlle Nadja Fennebeumer   Assessor

Do you want to know more about the board members? Click on their name and find more information!


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Gerardus Newsletter

Do you want to share an activity or a news message for the weekly newsletter?

Via this link you can send us the information, and we will make sure it will be added to the newsletter which will be sent on Tuesdays.