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UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR
A new course by Professor Mike de Jongh tells previously untold stories of local people and common soldiers along the southern front during the Anglo-Boer War.
WORLD WAR I AT SUMMER SCHOOL
Two Summer School courses consider some of the long-lasting implications of World War I. Did the First World War really end in 1918? is the question asked by Emeritus Professor Nigel Worden. What were the long-term consequences of the 'Spanish Flu'...
Summer School 2019: Booking open!
UCT's annual Summer School (7 – 25 January 2019) offers 113 short courses on everything from astronomy to zoology, music to current affairs. For the first time, booking is available through the online booking platform, Webtickets.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 REACHES FOR THE STARS
Renowned astronomy lecturers Shazrene Mohamed and Don Kurtz return to Summer School with the latest discoveries in astronomy as well as some historical insights.
FAVOURITE ART LECTURERS RETURN TO SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
Ian Aaronson, Sabine Wieber, Edward Saunders, Rosalind Malandrinos and Aneta Georgievska-Shine return in January 2019 to delight Summer School audiences with their knowledge of fine art.

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Monday, 21 January 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.

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

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