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Find out about the latest topics in history, politics, philosophy, literature, economics, and conservation from the most respected international and local scholars, journalists, and commentators.
Festival of Knowledge
A festival of knowledge at Summer School 2022
A world of knowledge
Summer School 2022 will run from Monday 10 January to Saturday 29 January. This phygical event brings together over 90 courses in art, literature, film, politics, history, current affairs, travel, health, science, and conservation.
Science Medicine Philosophy History
Over 90 courses to choose from presented by our most seasoned presenters
Conservation Technology Arts Music Language Psychology
Courses on oceanography, pangolins, 4th Industrial Revolution, IT, glorious gardens, Afrikaaps, African Cinema


Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Problems of Living: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science

Problems of Living: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science addresses philosophical questions related to problems of living, including questions about the nature of the brain-mind, reason and emotion, happiness and suffering, goodness and truth, and the meaning of life. It draws on critical, pragmatic, and embodied realism as well as moral naturalism, and brings arguments from metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics together with data from cognitive-affective science. This multidisciplinary integrated approach provides a novel framework for considering not only the nature of mental disorders, but also broader issues in mental health, such as finding pleasure and purpose in life.


Publication Date:
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 16:30
The Detectives Club

What is it about the genre of detective fiction that makes it so appealing?  Each month we will meet in the Detectives’ Club to seek to solve the mystery of why the detectives of the Detectives’ Club  (and their authors ) continue to interest and enthrall us. In this Teams seminar, we will have a look at together some of the rich history of the genre; how its authors and their detectives respond to the pressures of their times; as well as at some of the cinematic adaptions of their work. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 12:30
The University of the Future -After the pandemic

Higher education has never been as important as it is today with universities being the principal conduit of the essential knowledge for our highly complex society to function. But COVID-19 has been a most disruptive agent in our education. . But how will the universities have to change in the future? The current situation offers both challenges and exceptional opportunities and these will be explored by this webinar on Thursday 1 July 2021 @15h30pm.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 15:45
South Africa’s Bloody Sunday

The Sharpeville massacre in 1960, in which 69 people were killed by police, is generally believed to be the worst single-day massacre in the apartheid era. Bloody Sunday by Mignonne Breier challenges that view.                                                                                                 

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 09:00