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Summer School 2017
Lectures on art, science, medicine, economics, history, politics, astronomy, archaeology, linguistics and the environment. Practical art, language and writing courses as well as a new practical course on rare books and archives.
Fine art at Summer School 2017
The study of fine art draws hundreds of participants to UCT’s Summer School every year. In 2017, we are offering two practical art courses, as well as beautifully illustrated lecture series on the Italian Quattrocento, the influence of Japonism on...
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Our common humanity
The wonders of the human cell, human skin and the imaging techniques that enable us to study the human heart: Summer School 2017 looks deeply into what makes us who we are. Hear professors and other experts lecture on human history and prehistory,...
Not much time but still want to learn?
Summer School 2017 offers several courses that last only one or two hours.
1917: the history behind it
Learn all about the historical events of one hundred years ago: the Bolshevik revolution, the sinking of the SS Mendi and the Battle of Passchendaele at Summer School this year.


Thursday, 27 October 2016
Thomson with organ recipients after marathon op

Dr David Thomson, who is coordinating a Summer School course on organ donation and transplantation, recently headed a surgical team involved in a marathon operation that saved four lives with organs harvested from one donor.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 10:15

     Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? No one need be, according to popular Summer School lecturer Ian Aaronson.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:45

Professor Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Biological Sciences has played a key role in understanding earth's biggest extinct bird. She will share her knowledge in a 2017 Summer School course entitled 'The Curious Lives of the Thunder Birds and their Kin'.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:45

    “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a stage version of the best-selling novel now running to acclaim in New York, illuminates the circuitous path a young man with autism traverses to a richer and securer understanding of the world around him. A Summer School course offers an update on this frequently diagnosed disorder.


Publication Date:
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 15:45