Organisation - May 10, 2017

Photos: A century of … free opinions

Vincent Koperdraat,Edwin van Laar

Wageningen University & Research celebrates its centenary in 2018. Resource takes a dive into the archives and publishes some unique pictures. These will be available on the website in themed series, such as ‘a century of … smiles’, ‘a century of … discoveries’ and ‘a century of … VIPs’.

Photo: Rein Heij

The above photo shows a typical 1980’s scene: two groups facing each other, squatters and the anti-riot squad. The tension is palpable. This is the Cuneralaan in Rhenen, moments before the evacuation of nine squatted buildings, in which many Wageningen students lived as well. Photographer Rein Heij shot this picture in 1984. Were you among the squatters at the time? Or does another picture in A century of … free opinions bring back memories? Let us know. Visit our editorial office in the Atlas building or send an email to

Fotoserie: 100 jaar... een eigen mening