Nieuws - 17 december 2009

Ingrid + violin

'I really want to learn as much as possible'

Ingrid Lubbers, PhD student soil-biology
Ingrid Lubbers regularly retreats for an hour to the mothers' room at Lumen. Not to express milk but to play the violin. She is actually a part-time PhD researcher in the soil biology chair group and a part-time student at the music school in Utrecht. Not that she intends to be a professional musician. Although... 'It depends how things work out. But standards are extremely high these days. If you are not incredibly good, or practise for six hours a day, you won't make it.' Six hours a day is too much to expect of a PhD researcher. Even with access to the mothers' room.