Handspring elephants at Summer School
See them in the shrubbery around the Kramer building on Monday 15 January first thing in the morning!
Earthquakes in Africa
Summer School 2018 welcomes Dr Chris Hartnady, whose course gives an overview of significant African earthquakes and the East African Rift System. The course also assesses the geohazards – volcanoes, landslides and tsunami – associated with...
Summer School 2018
Coming soon! Registration is open.
100 years on
Kathleen Satchwell and Josephine Frater's book, One Hundred Years On: Personal stories of the Great War, will be launched at a special event at Summer School 2018.
The world faces an era in which antibiotics no longer work. Why, and what can be done?


Sunday, 10 December 2017
Still avid for Ovid

2017 was the 2,000th anniversary of the Roman poet, Ovid, who died in exile in AD 17. A new anthology of poems, Metamorphic, celebrates his legacy. Learn how to write short poems at UCT's Summer School with prize-winning poet Graham Dukas.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:45
How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

Land reform budget allocations are spent on the wealthy rather than the poor, writes Donna Hornby in The Conversation. Learn about land reform at a course co-ordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:30
Why a proper record of birds in Africa is so important – for Europe

Europe’s birds head south each year, but there’s not much up-to-date knowledge about distributions and migration routes in non-breeding areas, writes Les Underhill in The Conversation.  For bird lovers, Summer School offers the course Weaverbirds: From Linnaeus to the Present.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:30
Can Kim Jong-un Control His Nukes?

Perhaps the most serious threat posed by Kim Jong-un’s nuclear and ballistic missile arsenal is its safety, writes Michael Auslin in the NYR Daily. If nuclear threats interest you, enrol for Professor David Wolfe's Summer School course, The Hydrogen Bomb.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 13:45