Booking now open for Summer School 2022
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
Its not about the bats: conservation and the corona virus

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on how human expansion on Earth has led to an increase in zoonotic viruses jumping species. It calls on us to re-examine our rampant commercialisation of nature.                                                                            

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 09:00
Winter School brings Power to the people and much more

Europe prides itself on being a role model for democracies all over the world. But for the great majority of its history it has been ruled by hereditary monarchs and military dictators. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 09:00
Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture

In his Summer School 2021 lecture, veteran journalist Anton Harber presents both a disquieting exposé of how easily the media can be duped by a conniving cabal for its own selfish ends, and a celebration of brilliant investigative reporting by brave and ethical journalists.

Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 13:45
Illegal trade a threat to economy

Illegal trading is one of the biggest threats to economic order and growth in the country, according to the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA), who have launched the illicit trade hotline. Read about Telita Snyckers' online Summer School course on illicit trade.

Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 12:00