The University of Cape Town (UCT) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the will be hosting the third LSE-UCT July School at UCT in July this year. This innovative two-week programme, taught by UCT and LSE staff, provides students, graduates and professionals from across the globe an exciting new opportunity to study important social sciences issues relevant to Africa today.
One of the mother city’s most loved institutions, the University of Cape Town’s Summer School, is gearing up to celebrate its 65th anniversary next year.
In September 2014, over seventy poets, academics, graduate students and poetry aficionados from South Africa, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia gathered at the University of Cape Town to participate in an international poetry colloquium under the provocative heading Craft Wars. Initiated by Jarad Zimbler of the University of Birmingham and Ben Etherington of the University of Western Sydney, and hosted by the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies and the Department of English, Craft Wars: Comparative Perspectives on Poetry ’74 revisited, forty years on, a similar event that shook the South African literary world in 1974.