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Office of the Beadle


The Office of the Beadle is responsible for organising PhD defence ceremonies, inaugural lectures and valedictory lectures, and should be contacted for matters relating to PhD defence ceremonies, such as reserving a date.

Position within the University

In organisational terms, the Office of the Beadle is part of the Management Support section of Leiden University’s Administration and Central Services.

Beadle office employees 

Erick van Zuijlen, beadle and custos
Frank Geerlings, beadle
Rob Vervark, secretary


Email pedel@bb.leidenuniv.nl
Tel. 071 527 7211
Postal address Office of the Beadle 
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Visiting address Academy Building 
Rapenburg 73 
2311 GJ Leiden 
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