This lecture by Dr Robin Catchpole of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, takes place on Thursday 15 June.
Henry Morton Stanley
By charting the Congo River, H.M. Stanley uncovered an economic rationale for Europeans to colonise Africa. Tim Butcher examines the journey that fired the starting gun for The Scramble for Africa. Saturday 5 August 4.00–6.00 pm. COURSE FEES...
Winter School 2017
Don't miss out on Winter School 2017, a brand new offering from Extra-Mural Studies. Over forty lecturers present the latest research on genetics, healthy ageing, archaeology and astronomy. Questions are asked and answered: How can tree...
Learn how to identify trees at Winter School
How can tree identification be made easier for ordinary people who do not have access to flowers and microscopes, tree DNA and/or herbaria? Professor Eugene Moll shares some tips and tricks.
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Earliest tetrapods in Gondwana
What were the earliest terrestrial vertebrates in the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana? What could they tell us about the evolution of life on land? Find out what a multinational team of palaeontologists discovered in the Huab river valley ...


Friday, 23 June 2017
Autism update

    “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a stage version of the best-selling novel now running to acclaim in New York, illuminates the circuitous path a young man with autism traverses to a richer and securer understanding of the world around him. A Summer School course offers an update on this frequently diagnosed disorder.


Publication Date:
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 15:45
Climate change and environmental dilemmas

Several Summer School 2017 courses focus on the environment and what we are doing and have done to create the dilemmas we now face.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 15:45
Quo vadis public broadcasting in South Africa?


‘I perform miracles wherever I am.' Former CEO of the SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng has caused mirth with pronouncements such as this.  But what type of miracle is it that the SABC really needs? Veteran journalists Pippa Green and John Matisonn will discuss the future of public broadcasting during a lunchtime conversation at Summer School 2017.  

Publication Date:
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 15:15
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SA obesity weighed up at Summer School

National Obesity Week is commemorated every year from 15 to 19 October to increase awareness about the impact of obesity in the lives of South Africans. Summer School weighs up the problem with a course entitled Obesity in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:00