REA:Life Conference June 18-19

Our REA:Life group will have its first in-person meeting since the kick-off meeting earlier this year. The conference will be two days, with the first day spent in Oslo and the second day in Hamar. In Oslo, we will hear about the progress of our PhD students, take a guided tour of Høvedoya Island, and end the day with conference dinner in gardens near Slottsparken. Our second day will be in Hamar, where we will tour the historical herb gardens at Domkirkeodden and hear an inspiring talk from one of our principal investigators. 

Venues and transport

Day 1. We will start off the morning in the Lids Hus Auditorium in the Botanical Gardens. After lunch, we will travel to Høvedoya using public transport, so make sure you are able to buy tickets (e.g. the Ruter app).

Day 2: We will be in Hamar. For those using the train, it is recommended to take the R10 from Oslo S at 8.34. We will tour the Domkirkeodden Museum herb gardens before a talk given by Anneleen. We will depart Hamar at 16:07 to arrive back in Oslo at 17:26. 





Day 1 – Oslo: Lids Hus Botanical Gardens (Auditorium and Room K29), Høvedoya Island, Conference Dinner at Lorry

      Lids Hus Auditorium:

09:00-09:15 Welcome -Hugo de Boer

09:15-10:00 Break out rooms for student- supervision meetings (45 min) (Auditorium/K29)

10:00-10:20 – Coffee Break. Outside the auditorium

10:20-11:40 Student-led work package updates (4 x 15 min plus 5 min wrap-up)

     10:20 Emilie

     10:40 Hussein

     11:00 Rebecca

     11:20 Karoline

11:40-12:30 Open Discussion - led by Hugo de Boer

12:30- 13:30 Lunch (outside weather permitting)


13:30 - Depart from Botanical Gardens to Tøyen Stasjon. Take any line (direction city center) to Nationaltheatret Stasjon. Walk to Aker Brygge (approximately 5 minutes)

14:00 - Depart for Hovedøya Island (Platform E at Aker brygge, Ferries B2, B3, B4). Departures are every 15 minutes. We may take two separate ferries and regroup at Høvedoya Island before the tour begins.

14:30 - Arrive at Hovedøya Island. Tour of Hovedøya led by Kristine Bjureke (NHM, Høvedoya flora) and Dr Petter Molaug, Magister Norwegian Archeology (Høvedoya archeology).


17:00 – Depart from Høvedoya Island

18:00 – Dinner: Walk to Lorry from Aker Brygge - Parkveien 12 0350 Oslo


Day 2 – Hamar (Domkirkeodden Museum Herb gardens)

8:34 - Departure from Oslo on train R10. Arrival at 9:50. Walk to Domkirkeodden Museum.

10:30 - Tour of Domkirkeodden Museum herb gardens led by Hildur Hauksdottir (Head of the herb gardens


13:00 - Lunch and coffee

14:00 - Talk by Anneleen Kool

14:40 - Closing remarks and open discussion – lead by Hugo de Boer


15:20 - Walk back to Hamar Train Station

16:07 - Train Departure for Oslo (R10). Arrival at 17:26.


Covid-19 Safety Remarks:

- If you are feeling ill, please stay home

- Please take a UiO infection prevention course prior to the conference
- Remember to remain socially distanced during the conference
- Please bring antibac for trips to Høvedoya and Hamar

Published June 12, 2020 2:56 PM - Last modified Aug. 13, 2020 2:43 PM