Handspring elephants at Summer School
See them in the shrubbery around the Kramer building on Monday 15 January first thing in the morning!
Earthquakes in Africa
Summer School 2018 welcomes Dr Chris Hartnady, whose course gives an overview of significant African earthquakes and the East African Rift System. The course also assesses the geohazards – volcanoes, landslides and tsunami – associated with...
Summer School 2018
Coming soon! Registration is open.
100 years on
Kathleen Satchwell and Josephine Frater's book, One Hundred Years On: Personal stories of the Great War, will be launched at a special event at Summer School 2018.
The world faces an era in which antibiotics no longer work. Why, and what can be done?


Monday, 11 December 2017
In pictures: Armistice Day around the world

Countries around the world have been marking 99 years since World War One. BBC captured the moment in pictures. Summer School 2018 looks back at the Great War with three courses that cover the history, poetry and art of the period.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 14:00
Where did humans originate?

Should we consider repeated attempts to move the root of the human evolutionary tree away from Africa a bad or a good thing? asks Julien Benoit in The Conversation. His 2018 Summer School course, Reptile to Mammal, is now open for booking.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 09:45
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