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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.


Friday, 20 January 2017

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up.

Eating insects is as old as mankind. Globally, 2 billion people consume insects, a practise known as entomophagy. It is more common in Africa than anywhere else in the world. The continent is home to the richest diversity of edible insects – more than 500 species ranging from caterpillars (Lepidoptera) to termites (Isoptera), locusts, grasshoppers, crickets (Orthoptera), ants and bees (Hymenoptera), bugs (Heteroptera and Homoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). Read more about this story on The Conversation.

Mike Picker's Summer School course on insects is full booked, but you can join the waiting list for a possible repeat.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 14:45

UCT’s Summer School programme offers 66 diverse courses that cater for a plethora of learners.

These courses dive directly into the heart of things: tackling antisemitism, the fate of our public broadcaster, and the anatomy of the human cell. Read the story here.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 14:00

One hundred years ago, the SS Mendi sank near France on February 21, 1917, claiming the lives of the South African Native Labour Corps.  The troops, many from the Transkei, spent their last night on South African soil camped on the old Rosebank Showgrounds, now UCT’s soccer fields.  The grounds have been declared a South African Heritage site.  Read more here.

Judge Kathleen Satchwell's Summer School course on WWI will cover the year 1917.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:45

Dikgang Moseneke's autobiography, My Own Liberator, pays homage to the many people and places that have helped to define and shape him as one of the country’s top legal minds, who not only helped to draft the interim constitution, but for fifteen years acted as a guardian of that constitution. Judge Moseneke gives his views live during the Summer School course Reflections on Twenty Years of Constitutionalism.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:30