The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

11 November Lecture 2022

11 November Lecture 2022

20:45 - 22:30

Het Perron

Ypres City of Peace, the Flemish Peace Institute and the In Flanders Fields Museum have the pleasure to invite you to our annual 11 November Lecture on Thursday 10 november 2022 in commemoration of the end of the First World War.

Registrations for this event are no longer possible.  Please send an email to with your questions. 


Author and historian Geert Mak wrote the book “In Europa”(2004) that has now been etched within our collective memory. He also received high praise with “Reizen zonder John” (2012) and “Grote verwachtingen” (2019). His commitment to national and international history and current affairs is also evident in his journalistic work and countless essays. For this lecture, he will bring an entirely original text.

Geert Mak’s fascinating story will be supported musically by the St. George Quintet. As laureate of Supernova Jong Klassiek 2016, this ensemble took stage at the Klara Festival Brussels and Klara’s Iedereen Klassiek in the Concertgebouw Brugge. Since then, they have performed in many prestigious venues and concert series and, among other things, worked on a music theatre performance around the commemoration of World War I. Their repertoire, from George Onslow to Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Janáček, Dvořák or Lodewijk Mortelmans, excels in variety.


20h15 – Start reception

20h45 – Welcome by Stephen Lodewyck, director of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres

20h50 – Speech by Emmily Talpe, Mayor of Ypres

20h55 – 11 November Lecture 2022 by writer & historian Geert Mak (Lecture in Dutch, English text available) – Music: St. George Quintet

21h55 – Final word by Nils Duquet, Director Flemish Peace Institute

22h00 – Reception

Be sure to register using the form below. Don’t wait too long as the number of places is limited.