25th Anniversary Nexus

The Magic Mountain Revisited

Saterday 21 September, National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam. Tickets are now available.

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Nexus Lecture 2019

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei spoke on the responsibilities of an artist. View the photo’s and video’s now.

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Supportership 2019

Join our new supportership

And receive publications in our new English-language book series, Cultura Animi.

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25th Anniversary Nexus Institute
The Magic Mountain Revisited

‘To create intellectual clarity about life itself’ – that was Thomas Mann’s ambition with his masterpiece The Magic Mountain. In the spirit of its founding novel, the Nexus Institute has been bringing together the foremost thinkers and artists from all over the world for the past 25 years. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, the Nexus Symposium 2019, ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited’, will revolve around the themes and music from The Magic Mountain.


A Letter to My Teacher
New publication in English

A Letter to My Teacher is the first volume in the new Cultura Animi series: a special limited edition with letters by Bernard-Henri Lévy, Ágnes Heller, Fania Oz-Salzberger and others. They write to the teachers who taught them what matters most: self-confidence, a love of wisdom and the desire to think for themselves. Order your copy now, or join our new supportership and receive a new publication in the Cultura Animi series each year.


Broaden your horizon: become a member of Nexus Connect

Nexus Connect is the Nexus youth association for cultural enthusiasts under 36 looking for inspiration and Bildung. As a Connect member you receive three bound volumes from the Nexus Library series and a discount on your tickets for Nexus activities. Upcoming events include the Nexus Symposium in September and the annual Conference in November. To enjoy these events, as well as special events for Connect members, join Nexus Connect now!



published Cultura Animi A Letter to My Teacher
21/9 Symposium The Magic Mountain Revisited
10/11 Conference The Ring

Video & Photo

Wole Soyinka, Catherine Nixey and Cardinal Turkson

at the Nexus Conference 2018. Photo: Dolph Cantrijn

Nexus Symposium ‘An Education in Counterculture’

Patti Smith on art, music and the spirit of punk