Open for booking soon on Webtickets, UCT's 2021 Summer School offers over 90 courses across a range of disciplines.
The German predicament: Arminius to Merkel
From barbarians to emperors, from the ashes, a phoenix: Christopher Danziger's Summer School 2021 course covers German history from Arminius to Merkel.
Covid-19 lessons and insights
Professor Marc Mendelson discusses how our knowledge of the virus and its effects have developed since January 2020, what we got right and what we got wrong as a country, and insights gained as a medical doctor on the frontline.
Hilary Hope Guise shows how the dazzle of light from the Baie des Anges at Nice released Matisse into a world of colour and sensuality. With the struggle of his Fauve years in Paris behind him, Matisse went on to give the world joy through perfect...
Seaweed and our future
How do you grow seaweed, and what is it used for? In his Summer School course, Professor Bolton predicts the future of seaweed use.


Thursday, 21 January 2021
Trending and topical

Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 16:15
End of the line for Africa's dictators?

The decline of the Mugabe and Dos Santos families may herald a new era, writes Professor Emeritus Chris Saunders.  The topic of Zimbabwe is covered in a Summer School course by Brian Raftopolous.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 16:15
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