Summer School 2018
Coming soon! Registration opens Monday 6 November 2017.
When Jacob Zuma goes, what will be left behind? In a Winter School lecture, Ralph Mathekga sketches the scenarios of Zuma’s going, and its impact.
Attend single lectures at Winter School
If you're too busy to attend a full course at our August Winter School, why not attend single lectures on an ad hoc basis,paying R100 or R50 (if you qualify for a reduced fee) at the door? Topics covered range from Shakespeare plays to the history...
Henry Morton Stanley
By charting the Congo River, H.M. Stanley uncovered an economic rationale for Europeans to colonise Africa. Tim Butcher examines the journey that fired the starting gun for The Scramble for Africa. Saturday 5 August 4.00–6.00 pm. COURSE FEES...
Learn how to identify trees at Winter School
How can tree identification be made easier for ordinary people who do not have access to flowers and microscopes, tree DNA and/or herbaria? Professor Eugene Moll shares some tips and tricks.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Summer School: a feast for the mind and heart

UCT’s Summer School programme offers 66 diverse courses that cater for a plethora of learners.

These courses dive directly into the heart of things: tackling antisemitism, the fate of our public broadcaster, and the anatomy of the human cell. Read the story here.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 14:00
Mendi memorial site at UCT

One hundred years ago, the SS Mendi sank near France on February 21, 1917, claiming the lives of the South African Native Labour Corps.  The troops, many from the Transkei, spent their last night on South African soil camped on the old Rosebank Showgrounds, now UCT’s soccer fields.  The grounds have been declared a South African Heritage site.  Read more here.

Judge Kathleen Satchwell's Summer School course on WWI will cover the year 1917.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:45
Janette Deacon receives honorary doctorate at UCT
Janette Deacon – the xainki, or mother, of archival research

At a graduation ceremony in June this year, UCT conferred an honorary Doctor of Literature on acclaimed archaeologist Dr Janette Deacon. She will be giving a Summer School extension lecture on October 18 2017 on searching for meaning in San and Khoe rock art.


Searching for Meaning in San and Khoe rock art
Publication Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 14:00
Earth's biggest extinct bird fossils revealed

Professor Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Biological Sciences has played a key role in understanding earth's biggest extinct bird. She will share her knowledge in a 2017 Summer School course entitled 'The Curious Lives of the Thunder Birds and their Kin'.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:45