Anglo-Netherlands Society organises award ceremony

To celebrate excellent Dutch writing by English students, the Anglo-Netherlands Society will organise an award ceremony for best essay written by students at UK universities with a Dutch Studies Faculty in 2012. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at Rabobank International. 
 
The Dutch Ambassador, H.E. Mr Pim Waldeck and the Chairman of the Adjudication Panel, Mr Paul Dimond will give a short speech and announce the winners. Prizes and certificates will be presented by the Ambassador.
 
The winners are:
  • Joel Baker from the University of Sheffield ("Friendship, Politics and Belonging to a Colonised Home in Hella Haasse's Oeroeg")
  • David Blackler from University College London ("The cult of ethnicity exaggerates differences, intensifies resentments and antagonisms, drives even deeper the awful wedges between races and nationalities" (Schlesinger, 1998))
  • Albertha Bloemhoff from University College London ("Cees Nooteboom as an international writer")
To check out the pictures of the award ceremony, click here.
 
The Anglo-Netherlands Society‚Ä®
The Anglo-Netherlands Society has worked for more than 90 years to develop goodwill and understanding between the people of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The Society has as its purpose the promotion of the social, artistic, literary, educational, scientific and other interests that the Dutch and the British have in common. It is a non-party-political, non-profit making organisation with a national remit, based in London, and run by voluntary effort. The Society's events are conducted in English.
 
Many universities offer tuition in the Dutch language, but there are four universities which offer courses on Dutch culture, literature, history and more. They all offer Dutch either on its own or integrated in various degree programmes. This often gives students the chance to live and work or study in the Netherlands for one year, and to make use of the European Union's Erasmus scheme. Universities that offer Dutch courses are the University of Sheffield, University College London (UCL), the University of Nottingham and the University of Cambridge. The London Metropolitan University offers a MA course in Translation - Dutch to and from English.