Theatre play The Learning Curve on intimidation and power abuse in academia

Wednesday 13 September 2023, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Many of us know stories about (sexual) intimidation and abuse of powers on the academic working floor. Either from their own experience or from hear say. The aim of this event is to stimulate the conversation and raise awareness about these and related topics like social (un)safety, harassment, unwelcome behavior, and unequal power relations in the academia. We should address these problems to improve things.

The theatre play “The Learning Curve” by Het Acteursgenootschap” (The Dutch Actors Society) provides an excellent opportunity to discuss DEI and Social Safety themes in academia. Have a look at the trailer. The play contains situations in which academics cross borders, either implicitly or explicitly.

How can we foster a safe and positive working space for all? The performance will be followed by an exchange of experiences and insights.


10:45 hrs: Walk-in
11:00 hrs: Start

  • Theatre play: The Learning Curve by het Acteursgenootschap
  • Discussion 

12:30 hrs: Light Refreshments

Target group

We invite all students, junior and senior researchers and other staff members to attend this event and join the discussion.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Office and Human Resources Department of Radboud University partners once again with Radboudumc to engage in the difficult conversations that we need to have. Firstly for our DEI unconscious Bias Theatre and now for this special event!

Wednesday 13 September 2023, 11 am - 12:30 pm