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Richard Ventham
Works at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Attended University of Liverpool
Lives in Leuven, Belgium
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Het leven in België  - 
 
I know Belgium has had a lot of bad press in the last week or so, but I still think it's a wonderful place to live. Yesterday I applied for Belgian nationality. I've lived here since 2003 and thought it was about time, especially with the UK potentially voting on EU Membership in 2017.

The process isn't easy (if you want any tips let me know), but finally I got to sign a declaration with the text below. I should hear within 5 months (Belgian bureaucracy at it's best ;-) whether my application has been accepted. 
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Duchesse de Bourgogne, classed as a Flemish red I believe. Sour but refreshing. 
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This is a strange one. Tsjeeses Reserva. Reading the label it seems to be made for export to the US. It's strange to find in Belgium. Tsjeeses is made by the Struise brewery (for Belgium consumption only I guess) the 'Reserva' being saved for export?? Its an amber Christmas beer, cleverly spiced and aged in a port barrel. Again delicious. 10%
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Complex, spicy, strong. I love this beer. 
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Natte Lore (Wet Lore) Hoppy and fruity, 'misty by nature' made on commission by a small Belgian brewery near Diest. Excellent. 
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Duchesse de Bourgogne, classed as a Flemish red I believe. Sour but refreshing. 
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This is a strange one. Tsjeeses Reserva. Reading the label it seems to be made for export to the US. It's strange to find in Belgium. Tsjeeses is made by the Struise brewery (for Belgium consumption only I guess) the 'Reserva' being saved for export?? Its an amber Christmas beer, cleverly spiced and aged in a port barrel. Again delicious. 10%
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Spicy, strong (10), delicious. 5/5

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Project analyst, Systems management group, Pharmacovigilance
Employment
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    Head of Biologicals Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance Systems Management Group, present
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    Project analyst, 2006 - 2011
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    Senior Safety Scientist, 2003 - 2006
  • GlaxoSmithKline
    Senior Clinical Safety Scientist, 2002 - 2003
  • PPD Inc
    Pharmacovigilance Scientist, 2001 - 2002
  • Novartis AG
    Clinical Safety Associate, 1998 - 2001
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Leuven, Belgium
Previously
Morden, Surrey, UK - Cambridge, UK - Liverpool - Heverlee, Belgium - Nossegem, Belgium
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30 something Brit living in the university town of Leuven, Belgium,  with my family Ellen, Rufus and Stanley.
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  • University of Liverpool
    Molecular Biology, 1992 - 1995
  • University of Teesside
    Molecular genetics, 1995 - 1997
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The food was good but I think over priced for what you get. Coincidentally I'd say you pay about 1/3 more than you should.
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Fantastic selection of whiskys
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Nice café in the centre of Leuven. The Orient has a good beer and malt whisky card and has a telenet hotspot. There's dancing on a Thursday night but I haven't been in a while (getting old!).
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Crazy place with a capacity of about 3 flights per day. Unfortunately there's abo
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Good food in a lovely location. The degustatie menu was good value and very tasty for the most part. I was a little disappointed with the aangepaste beer option. Most of the beer was fairly standard Inbev fare, nothing unusual. On the whole though would recommend this restaurant and will go again (will go for wine next time).
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Family friendly streek café with a good beer card and simple but good value food menu. Thoroughly recommend.
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago