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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this website in English? 
Well, we organise the Hoboken Lectures together with the British Council, the speaker is British and he/she will speak in English too. So we aim at an (international) audience that understands the English language.

When is the 2017 Hoboken Lecture and who is the speaker?
The date is Wednesday 8 November. Our speaker is Professor Dame Jane Francis DCMG.

Where is the Hoboken Lecture? 
Reception of our guests, sales of tickets and drinks are in the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 345, 3015 AA Rotterdam. We are in that magnificient villa in the Museumpark, next to the Kunsthal. Directions here. The lecture itself is next door in the auditorium of the Kunsthal. 

Do I have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend the Hoboken Lecture ? 
No, but you won’t be listening to a live report of a game of darts. We expect engaged, curious and committed citizens in the audience, including students, academics, entrepreneurs, amateurs and professionals.

Is the Hoboken Lecture also for kids? 
No. If you have keen kids at the age of 8 to12, try the MuseumJeugdUniversiteit for exciting lectures by renowned scientists. The Hoboken Lecture is for 16+

Do I have to pay for the Hoboken Lecture?
Yes, tickets are 12,50 euro. This includes free entrance to the Natural History Museum and vouchers for coffee-and-sandwich before the lecture, and an after-lecture drink and some finger food. 

Where can I buy a ticket for the Hoboken Lecture? 
Tickets are for sale here, in our online ticketshop. We might sell some tickets at the door, but usually they are already sold out. UPDATE: TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Can I bring my family or a friend? 
Sure, bring your neighbour too but make sure to buy ticket(s) for them too (here).

Should I buy tickets now? 
Yes, please do. We have only 200 seats and our philosophy is ‘first come, first served’.

How do I know that you reserved a seat for me? 
If you managed to buy a ticket online, you have a seat. We guarantee that. To get in, to your seat, print the e-ticket and bring it. 

Should I come early?
Yes, please. You are welcome from 18.00h, to get your vouchers, have a coffee and see the exibits of the Natural History Museum before the programme starts at 19.30h sharp.

What if I have a ticket but unfortunately I can't come (because I broke my leg)? 
Please let us know by e-mail hobokenlecture(at)hetnatuurhistorisch.nl. We probably have a waiting list, so we can pass your ticket to someone else. If you contact us before 8 November 2017 we will refund 10 euro.

Any other question? 
Please e-mail us at hobokenlecture(at)hetnatuurhistorisch.nl. We might even answer your question in Dutch.