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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
MINI SUMMER SCHOOL PRIMES FUTURE STUDENTS

It’s not often you’ll find learners “in school” over a long weekend. Mini versions of UCT’s evergreen Summer School are introducing grade 11 and 12s to a menu of new subjects – and possible study and career choices.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 08:30
100 students make a summer (school)

A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 11:30
Trending and topical

Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 16:15
End of the line for Africa's dictators?

The decline of the Mugabe and Dos Santos families may herald a new era, writes Professor Emeritus Chris Saunders.  The topic of Zimbabwe is covered in a Summer School course by Brian Raftopolous.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 16:15

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