The Next Generation is the Future!
The Next Generation is Now!

Building on the popularity, success and long established tradition of academic lectures
and activities for young people held in the United Kingdom, The Next Generation
Lectures of the Hague
will be launched on 30 March, 2001.

This unique event will demonstrate the marriage of theory with practice, science and technology with the arts, humanities and every day life – adding new dimensions, whilst simultaneously supporting and extending today’s school students’ classroom and study programmes and their examination curricula.

In addition to five mini lectures, the five hundred 14-18 year old students will have the opportunity to visit the support stands and talk to industry representatives, members of research bodies, academia and The City of the Hague.

Held in the beautiful Haagse Hoogeschool in the Hague, the programme includes a hand picked group of world renowned experts and practioners, all very capable of meeting the challenge of motivating todayís discerning student, and making education exciting and irrisistable.

Students will marvel at

  • the first Dutchman into space Wubbo Ockels (European Space Agency)
  • renowned academic, inventor and BBC presenter Professor Heinz Wolff. His TV appearances include the ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ series, ‘The Great Egg Race’ science competition and the Royal Institute (200 year old) ‘Faraday Christmas Lectures’ for children.
  • author of the ‘Horrible Science’ Series Nick Arnold
  • A loud, colourful and very surprising performance by the Physics Circus, from the Technical University of Eindhoven, with the assistance of the audience.

The Next Generation Lectures of The Hague is an event initiated by International senior teacher Anne Brumfitt and is supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), The City of The Hague, The Haagse Hogeschool, Siemens and Nalco.

The Next Generation Lectures of The Hague invites interested media to attend a press conference at 09.40 on Friday 30 March 2001 at The Haagse Hoogeschool, Johanna Westerdijkplein, The Hague, when you will have the opportunity to meet the organizers, speakers and sponsors.

Please respond to Anne Brumfitt:

  • The Next Generation Lectures (pdf-format)