Open for booking soon on Webtickets, UCT's 2021 Summer School offers over 90 courses across a range of disciplines.
The Hidden Spring book launch
You are invited to the launch of The Hidden Spring: A Journey To The Source Of Consciousness by Professor Mark Solms on Thursday 8 April at 17:30.
Summer School Film Club
In an online lecture Professor Higgins will introduce each month’s film as well as its director and discuss in detail several sequences. Starts 1 April at 17:30.
DANTE ALIGHIERI (1321–2021) Celebrating 700 Years Inspiring the Arts
Dante has inspired poets, painters and composers for seven centuries. His rich legacy is presented in this illustrated lecture by Elizabeth Handley on 7 April at 17:00.
Think inside the box
As crossword pioneer Margaret Farrar told the New York Times: 'You can’t think of your troubles while solving a crossword’.Jonathan Ancer returns with a new course on crossword solving.


Friday, 16 April 2021
100 students make a summer (school)

A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 11:30
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