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.
Dylan and Cohen
World's best songwriters unpacked
Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan tower over most singer/songwriters and have created very partisan followers. Associate Professor Lesley Marx is not concerned with value judgements, but to explore what Cohen and Dylan share, notably the wide range of...


Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize acceptance speech

As with most things involving Bob Dylan, the publication of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech came out of the blue and minus much fanfare. It was uploaded to YouTube -- with piano accompaniment! -- and that's pretty much it.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:45
Winter School 2017 booking opens

Winter School 2017 is a brand new offering from the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies . Over forty lecturers present the latest research on genetics, healthy ageing, archaeology, and astronomy.  Courses cover the full range of disciplines, from literature and writing to finance, ageing, ancient Greece, anthropology, evolution and the philosophy of religion. Big names include John Maytham, Antjie Krog and Major-General Jeremy Vearey.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:45
LSE-UCT July school

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are delighted to offer the fifth LSE-UCT July School from 17 - 28 July 2017. This innovative and prestigious two-week 'summer school' style programme provides the highest calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across subject areas as diverse as international relations, economics, management, government, geography, law, media and social policy. Bookings are now open.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:00
Antarctic adventure

Fancy floating around Antarctica for three months?

Three UCT scientists certainly did.

Professor Peter Ryan from the Fitzpatrick Institute of Ornithology, and Dr Sarah Fawcett and postgraduate student Heather Forrer from the Department of Oceanography, jumped at the chance to join one of the biggest and most ambitious scientific expeditions in history.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:15