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After The Defense II

Posted by
Pepijn Sauer (Katwijk, Netherlands) on 13 February 2010 in People & Portrait.

Rolleicord Vb, Ilford Delta [email protected] in AM74 (Rollei RHS)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I take it the verdict was a good one. Fine portrait taken at a critical moment.

13 Feb 2010 4:20pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks! It is always a positive verdict at universities in The Netherlands. They only let you do your defense after they have decided your thesis is good enough. It is more of a tradition, though of course it can get pretty nervous anyway when there's at least eight people with phd's of which at least a few are professors as well as the dean of the university sitting across from the candidate asking hard questions.