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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) for 2015 is coming soon!

Running from January 11 to 22, The 2015 WEP program is larger and more ambitious than ever, with over one hundred events on offer.

This year’s offerings are the direct result of suggestions and event submissions from our faculty, students and community members, making WEP 2015 a program that is created by and for the entire KAUST community.

WEP 2015 features many highlights, including our keynote lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to biologically inspired design to freediving.  This year, we look at rich culture of Saudi Arabia through lectures on poetry, coinage and mining in Saudi Arabia, and present a range of art and recreational events, including a Tinga Tinga painting workshop, a 5K run, improvisation workshops and performances, a racketlon tournament and tours to Old Jeddah and the National Wildlife Center in Taif.

Finally, we’ll wrap up WEP 2015 with a closing evening gala extravaganza featuring a performance by the internationally renowned musical multimedia group Bella Gaia. 

With all these events and many more, WEP 2015 is the most exciting and lively time of the year at KAUST.

We look forward to enriching you at WEP 2015!

 

 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Old Jeddah & Jeddah Historic Festival

Location: Jeddah

By Paul Bennett | WEP Team

This fascinating trip includes the following: • Al Taybet Museum • Lunch at the Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras, Jeddah • Old British Legation House • The Naseef House • Tour of Old Jeddah by Eng. Sami Naw ... more

Free diving in the sea

Location: Open Sea

By Guillaume Nery | Julie Gautier

Join multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery for a practical introduction into free-diving –the act of diving as deep as possible on a single breath. This workshop will cover: ... more
In this field excursion we will visit and explore several ancient mining sites, on foot, hiking and driving to various locations. Some of these old sites have been recently re-examined to test if re- ... more

Free diving in the pool 2

Location: Harbor Swimming Pool

By Guillaume Nery | Julie Gautier

Join multiple world champion and world record holder Guillaume Nery for a practical introduction into free-diving –the act of diving as deep as possible on a single breath. This workshop will cover: ... more

Racketlon Tournament

Location: New Racket Club

By Daniel Binham

Register for this event at any recreation facility or send an email at recreation@kaust.edu.sa If you enjoy racquet sports, you'll love Racketlon! A racketlon match between two players consists of o ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "I, Robot" by Alex Proyas

Location: Cinema Theater

By WEP Team

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. I, Robot (2004): In 2020, an international r ... more