Nithaya Chetty to deliver TB Davie Lecture

28 July 2009

Associate Professor Anthony Nash, chair of the UCT's Academic Freedom Committee, invites students and staff to attend the TB Davie Lecture, which will be delivered by Professor Nithaya Chetty on 12 August 2009, from 13h00 to 14h00 in Leslie Social Sciences LT 2A.

The lecture title is Universities in a Time of Change.

Chetty is professor of physics at the University of Pretoria and president of the South African Institute of Physics. Until recently, he was a prominent contributor to debates about academic freedom at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was a member of senate and council. He resigned from UKZN in December 2008 while facing disciplinary charges related to his advocacy of academic freedom.

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