Every two to four times a year, Extra Muros asks speakers one single question; If this was your very last lecture, what would you tell your students?
Inspired by Dr. Randy Pausch, who gave one after being diagnosed with cancer, guests as Herman de Regt and Erica Terpstra tried to answer the question.
If you want to watch this first lecture that inspired us, you can click this link!
Our first last lecture was given by Willem Witteveen, the founding father of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program in Tilburg. You can check out his Last Lecture down below.
Last year Greg Constantine joined us in the first semester. Mr Greg Constantine is a photographer specialized in Statelessness. One is stateless when they do not belong to one certian nation. In his Last Lecture he talked about what he learned in his life.
“To be stripped of citizenship is to be stripped of worldliness; it is like returning to a wilderness as cavemen or savages . . . They could live and die without leaving a trace.” (Constatine)
In the second semester we Loren Roosendaal gave his Last Lecture, a young entrepreneur who is succesful in a wide variety of fields. From the world’s first social and cultural training software, which was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of defense, to interactive visualization tools for planning the placement of oil rigs, to the world’s first real-time 3D ship configurator, to virtual reality training for earthquake rescue operations.
The vision and innovation with which both Loren and his team approach current day challenges has garnered IC3D Media both national and international acclaim, winning prestigious awards.
Check out the whole last lecture of Greg Constatine below!
Over the years we have had several Last Lecture, check out the flyers for the previous last lectures.
Last semester Extra Muros’ Last Lecture welcomes Ken Surridge.
This is the Last Lecture of Ken Surridge, the founder of Porridge & Rice, an organization which aspires to help children in poverty stricken Nairobi recieve a proper education. Through knowledge & academia, Porridge & Rice hopes to enable children to break the cycle of poverty, empowering them to build a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
In his Last Lecture, he talks about how the small things matter.Also this lecture is now available on Youtube:
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