Career Day

Career Day

On May 2nd, Albion will once again be organizing the annual Career Day! This day will be filled with interesting talks about the Erasmus programme, doing a second degree and/ or Honours College. Come find out what it’s like to do a PhD and speed-date with our alumni! More information will follow soon, but for now: save the date!
> When: Thursday, May 2nd

Faculty Symposium: Humanities Matter!

Faculty Symposium: Humanities Matter!

This Thursday, the 28th of March, Albion and twelve other study associations are hosting the third annual Faculty Symposium inside the Lipsius building! This year’s theme is Humanities Matter! and 21 speakers from different areas of expertise will shed some light on why the humanities are of the utmost importance to society. The day will start at 10:00 sharp in Lipsius 0.19 with an opening of our vice-dean prof.dr Mirjam de Baar, followed by a keynote lecture by Eveline van Rijswijk. At 20:45, our second keynote speaker prof.dr. Marlou Schrover will conclude the symposium. Albion will be represented by Dr. Krista Murchison, who will give a lecture called “Proto-Feminst Punk-Rock?: Smashing the Patriarchy in Medieval Song Lyrics”. Come and hear what she has to say on this intriguing subject at 16:15 in Lipsius 0.05! Click here to see the complete programme of the day!
> When: Thursday, March 28th 
> Where: different locations in the Lipsius building
> How: you don’t have to sign up, you’re free to go to any of the lectures!
Reminder: Become A Board Member

Reminder: Become A Board Member

Board Aeonian is looking for its successors for the year 2019-2020! In addition to the information mail we sent out a few weeks ago, we’d like to announce that we are considering expanding the number of possible board positions with the position of an Assessor PR + Intern. This board member would be in charge of the social media networks and promotion and would steer the committees in the right direction by checking up on them and helping them where necessary. If we decide to follow through with this, it would mean that the next Chair and Secretary will have a less heavy workload, and of course, it means that there’s an extra position to consider! However, if you’re not sure yet which position you want, that’s fine too!
> How: apply by sending your CV and a short motivation letter in which you specify your desired board position to albionesque@gmail.com before the 1st of April, after which we will invite you for a non-binding talk!

Channel Your Inner Bob Ross

Channel Your Inner Bob Ross

That’s right, on the 4th of April you are all invited to release your inner happy little clouds as we will spend the afternoon painting! Come follow a Bob Ross tutorial, paint a still life or just paint whatever you want and enjoy the wonderful act of creating. We will make sure that there’s paint and paper and all you have to do is make sure you’re not wearing your most fancy outfit. Let’s get creative, and mostly, let’s have fun!
> When: Thursday, April 4th, from 18:30
> Where: Lipsius 2.27
Monthly Drinks  

Monthly Drinks  

If you have some time (or paint) on your hands, make sure to stop by for the Monthly Drinks on Thursday the 4th of April! We start at 20:00 in Café de Keyzer to consume part of our daily fluid intake, because there’s only one thing more fun than staying hydrated: staying hydrated in good company!
> When: Thursday, April 4th, from 20:00
> Where: Café de Keyzer 
Reminder: Sign up for the Open Mic!

Reminder: Sign up for the Open Mic!

In the last biweekly, we told you about the Open Mic night that will take place on the 24th of April. To make this event happen, we do still need some acts and because some of you might still be thinking about signing up, we have set a new deadline on April 15th to give you some more time. Don’t forget: this is not a competition and everyone is welcome to share their talents and have a good time with other members. We hope to see you there!
> When: Wednesday, April 24th, 19:00 – ~21:30
> Where: Lipsius 2.34
> Want to perform? Sign up by sending an e-mail to freshersalbion@gmail.com with your name and your act before the 15th of April
Send in your Short Story!

Send in your Short Story!

The third edition of the Angler will be all about LGBTQ+ and inclusion. You’re invited to write a short story of around a 1000 words and send it to them, so that they can publish their favourite story in the upcoming issue! It would be nice if the theme is incorporated in some way, but they do accept short stories that do not have elements of LGBTQ+ and/or inclusion in them. Feeling inspired? Send your stories to anglereditor@gmail.com, and you might see yours in print!
> The deadline for sending in your short story is the 24th of March!
Reminder: Visit Elfia with Albion!

Reminder: Visit Elfia with Albion!

Two biweeklies ago, we told you about the Elfia event in Utrecht, where you can live your medieval fantasy! It takes place on the 13th and 14th of April and we would like you to join us on Sunday the 14th to explore the event! Buy your ticket and send an email to freshersalbion@gmail.com when you have it (or maybe you’ve already got one and decide you want to join us anyway!) You can read more about Elfia and get tickets on this site. We’re looking forward to enjoying this event with you!
> When: April 14th
> Ho
w: get your tickets and send us an e-mail to join!
Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off

As soon as the mid-terms are over, we are here for you and we know what you need: comfort food! Bring your favourite snacks to this High Tea-ish event, or bake something yourself and join the Bake Off competition! The winners of this contest will get a sweet surprise… Also, I just googled ‘comfort food synonym’ and got confronted with ‘meat and potatoes’. So just so you know, anything’s welcome.
> When: Friday, March 22nd, from 13:30 onwards
> Where: upstairs in Café De Keyzer
A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

As the mid-terms are coming near and you may or may not be spending all your hours in the UB, you should not forget that it’s important to take breaks from studying and to take care of yourself. With this activity, your self-care will be a walk in the park! That is, we are literally going for a walk in the park. Join us on this stroll through the Leidse Hout park and for some hot chocolate in a cafe afterwards. Reward yourself with this healthy study break!
> When: Wednesday, March 13th, 15:45
> Where: we gather at 15:45 in front of the Starbucks at Leiden Centraal, and expect to be back before dinner time!