Have you ever wanted to have an in-depth discussion, listen to the logic or even just brush arms with some of the world’s greatest thinkers? Well, if you are a student in Sweden you may just have that chance to do so. In fact, you have three chances! You can listen to a lecture, enjoy the Nobel Banquet, or celebrate the Nobel NightCap.
1. Take part in a lecture by a Nobel Prize winner
Stockholm University hosts lectures by the Nobel Prize winners every year. Whether it’s physics, chemistry or economics, everyone has the chance to listen to some of the world’s greatest minds.
The traditional Nobel lectures start December 8th, beginning at 9:00 and continuing until 14:10. The lectures are held in English and available to both the public and students. If you cannot make it to Stockholm there will be a live Webcast of the lectures at nobelprize.org. For a complete list of the lectures check Stockholm University’s Website.
2. Get a ticket to the Nobel Banquet
Every year 250 students get to take part in the Nobel Banquet. The Banquet is held in Stockholm every year and all students have the opportunity to enter a lottery and get tickets and dine with, not only laureates, but also Swedish royalty and government officials. Even chances to volunteer at the banquet are available as a student. This year the banquet is held on December 10th and can also be viewed live at nobelprize.org!
If you are studying at a Swedish university, you can have the opportunity to dine with the laureates. This year’s lottery may be closed, but there is always next year.
3. Party at the Student’s Nobel NightCap
The Nobel NightCap celebration occurs after the Banquet and offers guests an opportunity to continue the festivities. This after party was actually started by a student who found that the celebrations ended too early for such a grand affair. The NightCap then developed to become the extravagant event that it is today. The responsibility of organization switches between four of the biggest student unions in Stockholm.
This year, Stockholm University student union is responsible for the event. According to Stockholm University, in order to get in to this exclusive event you must come from the Banquet, offer to volunteer or take part in competitions held by the organizers.
Nobel Week is without a doubt one of the most special events in Stockholm and Sweden. Luckily, as a student in a Swedish University we all have the chance to take part. So whether it is getting tickets to the Banquet, watching lectures online or volunteering at the NightCap, get out there and get involved.