When Jacob Zuma goes, what will be left behind? In a Winter School lecture, Ralph Mathekga sketches the scenarios of Zuma’s going, and its impact.
Attend single lectures at Winter School
If you're too busy to attend a full course at our August Winter School, why not attend single lectures on an ad hoc basis,paying R100 or R50 (if you qualify for a reduced fee) at the door? Topics covered range from Shakespeare plays to the history...
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...
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.
Dylan and Cohen
World's best songwriters unpacked
Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan tower over most singer/songwriters and have created very partisan followers. Associate Professor Lesley Marx is not concerned with value judgements, but to explore what Cohen and Dylan share, notably the wide range of...


Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Contemporary art at UCT Summer School

     Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? No one need be, according to popular Summer School lecturer Ian Aaronson.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 15:45
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