Science and music chimes for UCT graduate

09 April 2020 | Videography and editing Evan Zerf.Journalist Kim Cloete. Photo Lerato Maduna.

University of Cape Town PhD candidate, Alexios Vicatos, graduated with an M.Sc. degree in Supramolecular Chemistry in December 2019. As a student, he has also combined his love of science and music. Alexios plays the organ at graduation ceremonies and has restored and plays the carillon, a unique musical instrument which rings 39 tower bells in Cape Town’s City Hall.


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Please view the republishing articles page for more information.

Graduation March 2020

We understand the disappointment that our students and their families feel about the suspension of the March 2020 graduation ceremonies. Please know that the decision to suspend the ceremonies was not taken lightly. We congratulate the March 2020 qualifiers on their academic success. All graduands will graduate in absentia, with a confer date of 19 March 2020. Graduation certificates will be issued to qualifiers and the Registrar has communicated directly with all qualifiers about the arrangements for the issue of graduation certificates and transcripts.

Find full information, including Frequently Asked Questions, on the Graduation page on the Students website.

Our stories: inspirational graduates

Although UCT has suspended the March graduation season because of concerns about the spread of Covid-19, the news team would nonetheless like to honour those who would have been capped. We have chosen to profile a cross-section of inspirational graduands whose stories we’d like to share. To all those we haven’t been able to feature, we’d like to say: each one of you is an inspiration – to your university, your families and your communities. Stay healthy.