Lustrum Faculty of Arts

In 2023 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts by organising a lot of fun and diverse activities. You can participate in the Crazy Arts Challenges, discover our history with the Timeline and celebrate our birthday on the Faculty Party on Saturday 23 September!

Lustrum Faculty of Arts collage

A year of celebration

Saturday 23 September: Faculty party

A centennial must be celebrated properly, and we will do so on Saturday 23 September in the Commanderie of St Jan! Save the date already, so you can celebrate this special lustrum with other students, colleagues and alumni. More information on registration and the programme will be published in June.

Thursday 14 December: Lustrum Closure Drinks

On Thursday 14 December, the lustrum year will be concluded with drinks in the Cultuur Café. We will look back to a good year and will look forward to what the future will bring.

Awesome Academics

Get acquainted with the world of research through the unique board game Awesome Academics. In this strategic game, you will guide your research group to victory! The game will be launched in September, so you can collect your own Awesome Academics.

Historical photo book

To properly record the past 100 years of the Faculty of Arts, a historical photo book will be created. This photo book is based on the Timeline you will encounter during your journey through the Erasmus Building.

Lustrum Radboud University

Radboud University also celebrates its 100th birthday! From 16 to 21 October, the second festive week of the university takes place with the the Dies Natalis, six honorary doctorates and Radboud Art and Science Festival. Read more about the lustrum of our university here.

Crazy Arts Challenges

This year, you and your team will be challenged to complete the most playful and fun challenges to win a prize! Create your team with fellow students, colleagues and/or teachers, or even prospective students. Each month, one team will be declared that month's winner. The final winner will be announced during the last month of the Lustrum Year.

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Submit photos and videos

Photos and videos can be submitted via social media, but via the website only photos can be uploaded. Videos can be sent via SurfFileSender to: communicatie [at]

Submission via the website

All challenges

April Winners: Fallen Arts Angels

Timeline in the Erasmus Building

Together with the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies and the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Arts is the oldest faculty of Radboud University. At the opening of the Catholic University in 1923, there was one faculty for humanities: the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. In the last 100 years, there have been many special events, interesting figures and moving stories. These histories can be found in the Timeline in the Erasmus Building. The Timeline can also be viewed in a document that can be downloaded below. 

Tijdlijn in het Erasmusgebouw
Timeline FoA and FPTRS 100 years.pdf

In this document, you can view the Timeline at home.

Lustrum committee

André Lardinois (chair), Matthijs Kraijo (coordinator), Frederieke Wielers (student assistant), Adrian Katava (student assistant), Jan BrabersSybrine BultenaFrederik van DamJelmer GerritsenNelleke OostdijkBjorn Teeuwen, Roel Veenstra, Lieke Verheijen & Eva de Waal.

A special thanks goes out to Hans van Halteren, Eva Steentjes, Anna Heijnis and all other people involved in the organisation of this Lustrum Year.


You can stay up to date of our Lustrum activities via Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Felicitaties voor Christine Mohrmann (1953)

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In 1953, Christine Mohrmann became Radboud University's first female professor. Although Mohrmann devoted her life to science, the road to the top was very difficult. In 1953, she broke the glass ceiling, opening the way for more women in science.

People observing an exposition in the dark

Radboud Art & Science

During Radboud Art & Science, you won't recognise the campus for a while. Through a walking route across campus, visitors will pass everything at the intersection of art and science. Music, visual arts, theatre, audiovisual and much more. The campus...

Foto van trappenhuis Erasmusgebouw met 4 opgehangen bollen

The Timeline in the Erasmus Building recounts a rich history

To celebrate the university's 100th anniversary, a multitude of circular boards recounting the rich history have been hung on the stairwell of the Erasmus building from the basement to the 18th floor.

Heiligverklaring Titus Brandsma 2022

Radboud100: “Titus always has something to say” (2022)

It happened in May 2022: the canonisation of Radboudian Titus Brandsma, murdered in Dachau concentration camp in 1942 because of his work for the resistance. Carmelite nun and scientist Anne-Marie Bos is unlocking his legacy.