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Saint-Verhaegen 2017, Monday 20 November

Monday, 20 November, 2017 - 08:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Brussels City Hall

Rector Caroline Pauwels and VUB Chairman Eddy Van Gelder invite everyone who is sympathetic to the VUB and its philosophy to participate in the Saint-Verhaegen memorial on Monday, November 20, 2017.

  • 8:00 am – Coffee and croissants, VUB U-Residence, Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels
  • 8:30 am – departure buses
  • 9:00 am
    - Floral tribute for the executed, Nationale Schietbaan, Kolonel Bourgstraat – 1030 Brussels
    - Floral tribute cemetry of Brussels, at the tomb of Théodore Verhaegen and at the tomb of Frans Kufferath – 1140 Brussels
  • 11:00 am
    - Floral tribute at the ‘Groupe G’  monument and the monument in remembrance of the victims of the babaric regime, Campus Solbosch ULB – Square G
    - Floral tribute at the statue of Théodore Verhaegen and the Francisco Ferrer monument (ULB)
  • 11:45 am – Departure buses to the City Hall of Brussels
  • 12:30 pm – Joint session VUB-ULB in the Gothic Room of the City Hall of Brussels, at the invitation of mayor Philippe Close
  • 13:30 pm – Glass of friendship in the Arms Room

As of noon 12:00 am, the students of the ‘Brussels Studenten Genootschap’ of the VUB and the ‘Association des Cercles étudiants’ of the ULB will gather on the Grand Sablon.

At 17:00 pm, a parade leaves on foot from the Grand Sablon to the Beursplein, accompanied by a brass band.

With Saint Verhaegen, we honour the founder of the ULB Théodore Verhaegen and show our gratitude to all those who have defended the philosophy of the university (ULB and VUB) over the past 183 years, even in difficult circumstances.