Are those velvet berets waterproof? Either way, the professors in their academic gowns would probably soon look a little bedraggled. Fortunately the university had the foresight to provide plenty of umbrellas for this year's traditional group photo on 15 March.
The Wageningen profs are at the back and the front row is mainly guests, including rectors from other universities, three honorary doctors and guest of honour Louise Fresco. When the photographer is ready the umbrellas are efficiently gathered in and kept out of sight. Say cheese. And run for cover. Brr. RG, photos Bart de Gouw