Company Visit: Hubrecht Institute

Dear Gyrinii,

On May the 8th the educational committee organises another amazing company visit! The destination this year is the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht. For those of you that have never heard of the Hubrecht, they are a research institute with a focus on evolutionary and developmental genetics. There is limited room available so if you’re interested quickly go to and sign up before may 7th. If you join us, please be in the Gyrinus Room at 10:45 so we can leave for the Hubrecht Institute at 11:00. If you choose to go on your own accord make sure that you are at the busstop Heidelberglaan no later than 12:45. We hope to see you there!

Mexican Borrel

Salsa, tequila, corazón cerveza, muy bueno! That’s what this Mexican borrel is all about!

The 3th of May from 17:00 the Alcoholaat organizes the Mexican borrel!

This borrel you can enjoy Mexican style food cooked by the Alcoholaat (€2,50) and with the summer coming up the Corona and the tequila will be present abundantly!

Feel free to join our Mexican party and don’t forget to bring your friends!

Lots of love,
The Alcoholaat


Whiskey tasting

Dear Gyrini,

Who doesn’t like a good whisky? That’s right, no one! That’s why the Excurcie is back with the Whisky Tasting. For the low price of €13,50 you will get to taste 6 whiskies that are guaranteed to be even more special than the ones we had at our previous tastings! Also, you will be tested on your knowledge of whisky in the form of a little quiz (with a very special prize for the smartest one).

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whisky is barely enough.” – Mark Twain

This night full of fun and drinks will take place on April 24 and will start around 17:30. Due to the bottlesize of whisky, obviously only a limited amount of places will be available. If you want to be there, make sure to sign up via

So in short:
Price: €13,50
Date: 24-4-2019
Time: 17:30
Location: M655

We hope to see you there!



(Nederlands) Een middagje vol activiteiten met mensen met een beperking

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Lieve Gyrini,

Zin om je handen uit de mouwen te steken? En daarbij de vrolijkste en meest dankbare mensen een gezellige middag te bezorgen? Kom dan naar de Gyrinus activiteitenmiddag voor mensen met een verstandelijke beperking! Op 23 april zal je samen spelletjes spelen en lunchen met o.a. mensen met het syndroom van Down. Dit zal tussen 10:30 en 13:30 plaatsvinden bij een instelling. Mail snel naar ln.su1566262288niryg1566262288@eict1566262288ca1566262288 om je aan te melden!


Actcie ♥


On the 17th of April it’s time to prove your trivia knowledge! Do you know the average height of an alpaca? Or do you know how many snow foxes have heterochromia? Or are you a trivia fanatic who is always looking to prove themselves to their selves, their peers and their parents? This is your time to shine!
Humble all your opponents with your broad knowledge and take home the trophy!

When : 17th of April at 18:00
Where : De Tegenstelling (D-107)

Het Alcoholaat

Career & Beer

Heyhey Gyrinidae!

Have you always wondered what is to become of you after your study? Or what you can expect from life beyond the VU? Well, then this is a golden oppertunity for you, litterally. Because while you’re enjoying a glass of liquid gold, experienced Gyrini will tell you their stories of how their life went on. Sounds ideal right? So don’t hesitate and make sure you find yourself in the tegenstelling at the 17th of april at 16:00u. Be there!

What: Career & Beer
Where: De Tegenstelling

De Onderwijscie

Cooking for the Homeless

Hello liebe Leute!

It’s already time again for our last edition of Cooking for the Homeless for this period. So if you still need to build up some karma or if you just really want to experience this amazing activity before it’s gone (not forever, but it will be a while before the next edition begins), this is your chance! For this last one we’ll meet up at the 16th of April at 13:30 and it will last until about 18:00. Of course it’s possible for you yourself to also enjoy the incredible meal. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy a free meal? #studentlife
Anyhow, quickly sign up at ln.su1566262288niryg1566262288@eict1566262288ca1566262288 and we’ll see you the 16th!


The Actcie

P.s. Also add a nice idea for a recipe we can cook!

Merchandise sale

Beloved members,

Does your wardrobe need some new shine? Do you want to show your love for Gyrinus? Then swing by the merchandise sale! The board will set up a stand at the borrel on Wednesday the 10th of April where you can buy all sorts of indispensable Gyrinus items, such as sweaters (in 3(!) different colours), sweatpants, caps and more!

The board

Book sale

Dear students,

Only two more periods before the end of the year! Do you want to end well, or do you still have to make that final sprint? Then make sure you have the right study books! As a Gyrinus member, you can buy all your books for periods 5 and 6 (Year 1 and 2) on Monday the 8th of April, with a 10-15% discount.

For Biology: We will come to your classroom before the first lectures! (Year 1: 13.30 in WN-C638 and Year 2: 10.00 in WN-P631)
For Biomedical Sciences: From 10:45 – 15:15 you can go to the Gyrinus room (P-022) for your books.

You can pay with cash or (debit) card!

Are you not yet a member of Gyrinus, but would you like to buy your books with a discount? No worries, you can become a member during the book sale!

The board

Amsterdam Beer Fest

On a magical Tuesday evening in Madrid, Ajax showed the world how to play football. The mighty Real were sent from pillar to post. The Galacticos were degraded to Feyenoord’s level. Because we are Amsterdam, we are the best.
We don’t just excel in football. We’re also the best in brewing beer. That’s why we will be demonstrating that our beer is the best, on a magical Friday evening in De Tegenstelling. Only the very best beers from Amsterdam will be poured so you can show us that you’re the best at drinking beers from Amsterdam on a magical Friday evening in De Tegenstelling.

We’ll see you on April 5th at 17:00 in De Tegenstelling!

The Alcoholaat