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Winter School 2017

Winter School 2017 is a brand new offering from the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at the University of Cape Town. Over forty lecturers present the latest research on genetics, healthy ageing, archaeology, and astronomy.  Courses cover the full range of disciplines, from literature and writing to finance, ageing, ancient Greece, anthropology, evolution and the philosophy of religion. Big names include John Maytham, Antjie Krog and Major-General Jeremy Vearey.

Questions will be asked and answered: How can tree identification be made easy? Why do we have hair and treat it so weirdly? Why is sleep so important? What artistic treasures lie in St.Petersburg? What brilliant books have I missed out on?  How did a pushy Welsh adventurer set off the modern history of Africa?  When did ivory trade start in Africa? How does Muslim personal law square with women's constitutional rights?  What will happen when Zuma goes?

Running across two Saturdays and a public holiday, Winter School 2017 offers an opportunity for working people to attend courses on Antarctic birds, Gondwanaland, the dark universe,  J.M.Coetzee, Henry Morton Stanley, and the songs of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Course information and booking forms will be available online from 24 May.  A leaflet will be available from 7  June.

For further information please contact the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at 021 650 2888 or