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Hoboken Lecture 2018 in pictures

On 12 December 2018 more than 200 people attended the eighth Hoboken Lecture, featuring Charles Foster. The lecture was introduced with music performed by the Codarts Adorno String Quartet, and by Dr. Bernice Bovenkerk. In his lecture ‘Being a Beast’, professor Foster looked at the extent to which it is possible for humans to enter the experiential worlds of non-human species, and hence the extent to which it is possible to know anything outside one’s own head. Among other thought-provoking things, he stated “Being a badger makes you a better human”.

After Questions & Answers, moderated by Maarten Keulemans, the host of the evening, Kees Moeliker, presented the speaker the traditional token of appreciation: the cast of the first-ever hyena coprolite (a 13.000 year old fossil excrement) found on the bottom of the North Sea. The Honourable Peter Wilson CMG, British Ambassador to the Netherlands, concluded the programme. The after party and book signing was in the Natural History Museum. 

We thank our audience and our sponsors, and hope to see you next year.

Below is a photographic report of the 8th Hoboken Lecture taken by Aad Hoogendoorn.

Venue of the Hoboken Lecture is the auditorium of the Kunshal, opposite the Natural History Museum.
Codarts Adorno String Quartet [Angel Campos Requena (1st Violin), Celia Molina Gómez (2nd Violin), Esther Fernández Olalla (viola), Patrycja Skowrońska (cello)] played selected parts of Joseph Haydn's Hoboken Verzeichnis.
Dr Bernice Bovenkerk introduced the speaker and his topic.
Professor Charles Foster was the speaker of the 8th Hoboken Lecture.
Maarten Keulemans moderated the Q&A.
The speaker received the traditional token of appreciation: the cast of the first-ever hyena coprolite trawled from the bottom of the North Sea.
The Honourable Peter Wilson CMG, British Ambassador to the Netherlands, concluded the programme.
After party and book signing in the Natural History Museum.
Professor Foster took time to sign books.