Save the date: Wednesday 8 April, 17.30-19.30.
Creativity explored at Summer School
‘Opened up a whole new world to me’ ‘Really put a spark in my writing’ Our creative writing and art courses have been rated 'excellent' by participants.
Gilbert and Sullivan lecture
Elizabeth Handley presents a lecture on W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, whose work still delights audiences today. Wednesday 11 March 2020, 18.00-20.00.
Unfolding the damaged brain
Ursula Rohlwink described by Summer School 2020 participant as 'exceptional in bringing across very complex and unknown info to the general public’.
Puccini’s La Bohème
An introductory lecture by Elizabeth Handley prepares audiences for performances of this popular, much-loved opera.


Saturday, 4 April 2020
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.

Publication Date:
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