Campus highlights

21 August 2006

Muslim studies seminar

The Department of Religious Studies will host a seminar by a visiting scholar from Duke University in the US, Assoc Prof Ebrahim Moosa. will speak on the Muslim body in war and peace. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, August 29, in lecture theatre 106 in the Beattie Building on upper campus, and will start at 15h00. For more information, please contact Ursula Smith at 650 5818.

Health sciences inaugural lecture

Prof George Swingler of the Department of Child and Adolescent Health will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday, August 30, at 17h30 in the Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Medical School. Swingler's talk is titled Experience, Inference and Evidence in Clinical Practice: Bathwater without a baby? Swingler is a general paediatrician who trained at UCT. Prior to his return to UCT in 1989, he was a medical officer and specialist in a variety of South African settings. Since then he has worked in community neonatology, based at Groote Schuur Hospital, and in ambulatory paediatrics at Red Cross Children's Hospital. Swingler has an interest in evidence-informed practice, and his lecture will explore the contributions and limitations of experience, inference and evidence in providing clinical care. He is currently the director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health. RSVP for catering purposes to the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies on telephone 650 2888, fax 650 2893 or email For more information, contact Angie Coetzee at telephone 406 6651.

Higher education inaugural lecture

Prof Ian Scott, director of the Academic Development Programme and deputy dean of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), will deliver his inaugural lecture at 20h15 on Wednesday, August 23, in lecture theatre 1, Kramer Building, middle campus. Scott's title is Equity, Merit and Development: Critical tensions in higher education in South Africa and abroad. Scott is a UCT graduate in English and Latin, and his interest in educational development arose from teaching in "coloured" education in the 1970s, followed by seven years in educational publishing in a number of Southern African countries. He has served on task teams and undertaken research for various national higher education bodies. His research and development interests centre on equity and effectiveness in learning and teaching in higher education, with particular reference to policy development and comparative models of widening participation. Please RSVP for catering purposes to the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at telephone 650 2888, fax 650 2893 or email

UCT Big Band on Broadway

The UCT Big Band will be playing at On Broadway (88 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town) every Monday evening, except August 21, until September 18. The band will perform the music of the likes of Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and Count Basie, plus a couple of other highlights of big band swing. This 18-piece band features the crème de la crème of the SA College of Music musos, and is considered to be the "jewel in the crown" of UCT. Their annual appearance at the Grahamstown's National Festival of the Arts is always a sell-out, and they are in huge demand at such prestigious functions as the African Leadership Awards. Conducted and presented by Mike Campbell, the UCT Big Band features players such as Vaughn Fransch (trumpet) and Chris Engel (saxophone), with Sakhile Moleshe and Hlulane Hlangwane taking guest turns with other soloists as vocalists. This is a rare opportunity to experience a big band in such a cosy and intimate setting and enthusiasts will delight in the exceptional sound and ambience of the venue. On Broadway serves an a la carte menu nightly from 18h30, and all shows begin at 20h30. Book now by calling 424 1194 or book online at

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