Plants, astronomy, culture and literature are the star activities of Alumni UV in May

  • Fundació General UV
  • May 11st, 2022
Aloe vera.
Aloe vera.

Alumni UV, the collective of friends and alumni from the Universitat de València, has organized an intense programme of activities for May that will include analysing the benefits of aloe vera, spending a night with the stars, a cultural visit to discover the cultural heritage of La Nau of the Universitat, and participating in a new literary event with the QUIJOTE Club.

Next Monday, 16th of May, Alumni UV will resume the plants workshop organized in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the Universitat de València. This month the session will be about medicinal plants, specifically the aloe vera, a plant native to Africa with large fleshy leaves full of benefits for the skin. Therefore, during the workshop, in addition to learning about its blooming and farming, its medical and cosmetic uses will also be discussed, and the participants will make a homemade cream.

The registration period is open until May 15 and has to be done through this application.

Also next week on Friday 19th, Alumni UV will reach the stars after a two-year hiatus due to the health situation of Covid-19. In collaboration with the UV Astronomic Observatory, the most crucial annual activity that the university group organises comes back: the Stars Night. This activity, which has the support of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and of the Faculty of Physics, opens the doors to the public to take them to a little known and very attractive science. The registration period is open until May 18 and can be done in this link.

On the other hand, Alumni UV has planned a visit to the Centre Cultural La Nau, the historical building of the Universitat de València to meet first-hand the rich architectural, artistic and academic heritage it holds. It will take place on 25 of May and you will have to register through the application, which will be operational from 16 May.

The QUIJOTE Club plays tribute to Almudena Grandes

The QUIJOTE Book Club in Spanish met again, as it does every month, on Tuesday the 10th at the Rector Peset Hall of Residence to play tribute to the recently diseased Almudena Grandes with the analysis of her novel “Frankenstein's Mother” a fascinating story about a man and a woman who resisted in the hardest of times.

The reading of Almudena Grandes will continue on the 7 of June with the novel “The Reader of Jules Verne”. This session will be the closing of the activities of the QUIJOTE Club for the course 2021-2022.

If you want to be part of this club fill out this form and the Alumni UV office will contact you.