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Saturday, 03 July 2010
Smoking zone

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When I walked through Erasmus University recently, I noticed a semi-enclosed smoking zone outside (and across the road) from one of the main buildings. Erasmus University is named after Desiderius Erasmus

of Rotterdam (who) was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun desiderium (“longing” or “desire”; the name being a genuine Late Latin name); the Greek adjective ἐράσμιος (erásmios) meaning “desired”, and, in the form Erasmus, also the name of a St. Erasmus of Formiae; and the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam (Roterodamus = “of Rotterdam”).

I was also interested to read the following on Wikipedia:

Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within.

La plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

I had a look at the University website and found that they have a number of smoking zones some of which are inside the campus buildings.

Posted by bigblue on 03/07/2010 at 08:11 AM
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