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VUBToday: A leap back in time: the origin of proms
Proms or gala balls at the VUB are synonymous with spring: they are essentially our ‘spring proms’. Our archivist, professor Frank Scheelings, dared to ask whether our urban ball culture did, in fact, fuel liberalism, or was it the other way around? * In any case, students are happy if there is dancing, right?