Martin Lockley, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Colorado Denver and former Director of the Dinosaur Tracks museum has studied fossil footprints in twenty-six countries and compiled one of the world’s largest and most diverse...
Professor Anthony Butler, author of Cyril Ramaphosa: the Road to Presidential Power, will give a lecture on Monday 29 July at 18.00. Published earlier this year the book explores how President Ramaphosa moved from the margins of politics in the...
Following Ansla van Bengalen: revisiting the histories of enslaved women in the Cape
Ansla van Bengalen was captured off the coast of Bengal and brought to the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1657. Amie Soudien is a curator, researcher and art writer will give a lecture on her research into Van Bengalen's life on...
The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces
This lecture by Brian Levy, Academic Director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, takes place on Wednesday 10 July at 18.00 in LT3, Kramer Law Building. For more information, contact
Breaking Futures: The day of reckoning may be fast approaching
For the last five years, Clem Sunter has been asking people to watch the flags that could turn the world’s political and economic game upside down in the near term.


Sunday, 22 September 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