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Studium Generale

The ninth lecture series Studium Generale - Leerstoel Kinsbergen organised by AP University College

An initiative of Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp in collaboration with deSingel and Opera Ballet Flanders

About this year's theme


What is it that makes us lick our lips? What pleases our ear? Why do colour, taste and smell have such an impact on our wellbeing? We as human beings have mastered the art of acknowledging our deepest motives. At the same time we want to tickle our senses and have the very best of everything. This edition of the lecture will explore the different aspects of this year’s theme Lust.

Studium Generale - Chair Kinsbergen invites a unique set of experts to shine their light on the subject. Sometimes innocent, sometimes dangerous, sometimes personal, sometimes universal. A psychiatrist, a biologist, a perfume specialist, a chef, a sommelier, a sexologist and others explain their view on the theme. If titles like Boundaries, Passion, Conflict, Trust were your past editions’ favorites, expect this year’s Lust to be no less engaging.

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Photo: Marc Wellens


The lectures take place in Dutch or English.

Tuesday 9 October 2018: Aseksualiteit: een manier om, in tijden van #metoo, de eer aan zichzelf te houden? (Dutch)
Lieven Jonckheere, psychoanalyst Universiteit Gent
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Tuesday 23 October 2018: Scents that seduce: a story of nature & nurture (English)
Sofie Albrecht, scent expert and author of ‘De Parfumwijzer’
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Tuesday 6 November 2018: Seks is een basisrecht (Dutch)
Wim Slabbinck, sexologist and author for Charlie Magazine
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Tuesday 20 November 2018: Het succes van slechte seks (Dutch)
Dirk Draulans, biologist and writer
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Tuesday 11 December 2018: Addiction, the disease of non-enjoyment (English)
Geert Dom, hoogleraar Psychiatry Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Medical Director Psychiatric Centre Multiversum Boechout, President European Federation of Addiction Societies (EUFAS)
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Tuesday 22 January 2019: Interview: Vegetables That Sparkle the Conversation - Greens That Taste Like Friendship (Dutch)
Seppe Nobels, chef at Graanmarkt 13, en Ole Deschout, organic farmer
ATTENTION! This lecture will take place at the White Hall of deSingel (not the Yellow Hall).

Tuesday 19 February 2019: The Lusty Men: Stardom and Masculinity in Hollywood of the 1950s (English)
Anke Brouwers, film historian at KASK School of Arts

Tuesday 12 March 2019: Lust voor het oor (Dutch)
Kurt Van Eeghem, TV and radio host
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Tuesday 2 April 2019: Wines, The Ultimate Lust (English)
Sepideh Sedaghatnia, sommelier

Tuesday 30 April 2019: De strategie van het geluk (Dutch)
Gerbert Bakx, founder Academie voor Levenslust
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Practical information

No entrance fee. Registration is compulsory.

All lectures start at 7 pm and finish at 9 pm. They take place at the Yellow Hall of Royal Conservatoire Antwerp:

Campus deSingel
25 Desguinlei
2018 Antwerp