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A CAPSULE HISTORY OF BRAZIL
In 2018 the populist wave which had astonished the world since 2016 took a new turn with the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing demagogue openly nostalgic for the years of military rule, as the new President of Brazil. Dr Ken Hughes enquires...
A RETURN TO REMBRANDT, CLOSE UP
The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), arguably the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Dr Aneta Georgievska-Shine returns to Summer School to discuss his art.
THE FUTURE OF BRITAIN
However Brexit transpires, Britain will continue to be a significant world power. Nevertheless, there are serious questions to be asked ... Come and hear Robert Jackson discuss this burning issue at Summer School 2020.
CATASTROPHE!
'Around the year 2030 ... we will be in a position where we set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, that will most likely lead to the end of civilisation as we know it.' Greta Thurnberg's words speak to many Summer School...
Summer School 2020 is here!
Start learning a new language, write your memoir, learn about climate change, the economy, dinosaurs, astrophotography, the Phoenicians, the Crimea, South Africa’s Desert War, Rembrandt, the aftermath of state capture and South Africa’s reading...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Still avid for Ovid

2017 was the 2,000th anniversary of the Roman poet, Ovid, who died in exile in AD 17. A new anthology of poems, Metamorphic, celebrates his legacy. Learn how to write short poems at UCT's Summer School with prize-winning poet Graham Dukas.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 12:45
How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

Land reform budget allocations are spent on the wealthy rather than the poor, writes Donna Hornby in The Conversation. Learn about land reform at a course co-ordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 16:30
Why a proper record of birds in Africa is so important – for Europe

Europe’s birds head south each year, but there’s not much up-to-date knowledge about distributions and migration routes in non-breeding areas, writes Les Underhill in The Conversation.  For bird lovers, Summer School offers the course Weaverbirds: From Linnaeus to the Present.

Publication Date:
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 16:30
Can Kim Jong-un Control His Nukes?

Perhaps the most serious threat posed by Kim Jong-un’s nuclear and ballistic missile arsenal is its safety, writes Michael Auslin in the NYR Daily. If nuclear threats interest you, enrol for Professor David Wolfe's Summer School course, The Hydrogen Bomb.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 13:45

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