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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
Join the fun at Summer School

Summer School is here, showcasing the research excellence of scholars from South Africa and the world over.

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 13:45
South Africa way behind on land ownership

South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership, write Ben Cousins and Ruth Hall in The Conversation.  Land reform falls into the spotlight at summer School 2018 with a course coordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 14:00
State-capture research

The momentum that is gathering against the forces of state capture cannot now be stopped, say academics at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). Summer School puts state capture in the spotlight.

Publication Date:
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 14:45
No longer as dead as a dodo, thanks to UCT

First described by Dutch sailors in 1598, the dodo was endemic to Mauritius. Today, hundreds of years after the dodo's extinction, the micro-structure of its bones has given scientists new clues about how the bird lived, moulted and bred.

 

 

Publication Date:
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 15:15

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