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A CAPSULE HISTORY OF BRAZIL
In 2018 the populist wave which had astonished the world since 2016 took a new turn with the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing demagogue openly nostalgic for the years of military rule, as the new President of Brazil. Dr Ken Hughes enquires...
A RETURN TO REMBRANDT, CLOSE UP
The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), arguably the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Dr Aneta Georgievska-Shine returns to Summer School to discuss his art.
THE FUTURE OF BRITAIN
However Brexit transpires, Britain will continue to be a significant world power. Nevertheless, there are serious questions to be asked ... Come and hear Robert Jackson discuss this burning issue at Summer School 2020.
CATASTROPHE!
'Around the year 2030 ... we will be in a position where we set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, that will most likely lead to the end of civilisation as we know it.' Greta Thurnberg's words speak to many Summer School...
Summer School 2020 is here!
Start learning a new language, write your memoir, learn about climate change, the economy, dinosaurs, astrophotography, the Phoenicians, the Crimea, South Africa’s Desert War, Rembrandt, the aftermath of state capture and South Africa’s reading...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
US consulate donates R450 000 to help preserve part of ‘Cradle of Culture’

Engraved ostrich eggshells found in a rock shelter near Piketberg might provide evidence that the Cape province was part of the landscape in which humans first appeared. Summer School lecturer John Parkington, an emeritus professor in the department of archaeology at UCT, was one of the first archaeologists to study the shelter.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 13:45
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here

'Part of our role as institutions of higher learning has to include teaching our students about the Fourth Industrial Revolution,' says Summer School lecturer Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg as well as the co-author of the book Artificial Intelligence and Economic Theory: Skynet in the Market. Read about his course here.
 

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 13:45
Khoekhoegowab at Summer School

Two courses at Summer School 2020 focus on the indigenous Khoisan language, Khoekhoegowab. Read about Whose language is Koekhoegowab? and Rethinking Africa: The case for Khoekhoegowab in contemporary South Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 12:00
Finding Khoisan connections on the Cape Flats

University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for African Studies lecturer Dr June Bam-Hutchison shared personal anecdotes and her research with 2019 Summer School participants in the short course titled “Khoisan Indigenous Identity Issues and Social Justice”.

Publication Date:
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 15:15

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