UCT Summer School celebrates 73 years

07 December 2022

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School 2023, the largest public education programme of its kind in Africa which brings together academics, industry experts, thought leaders and audiences from around the world, will be back in-person with an exciting programme from 9 to 28 January 2023.

Celebrating its 73rd year in 2023, the school will continue its culture of presenting world-class lectures and courses in art, music, history, current affairs, medicine, science, literature and information technology.

Apart from attending courses by their favourite lecturers and many exciting new presenters on fascinating topics, attendees will be able to enjoy conversation sessions with various speakers, bespoke campus tours by Emeritus Registrar Hugh Amoore, exciting excursions, world-class lectures and concerts at the Baxter Theatre. Attendees will also get to celebrate the end of the Summer School with Jazz on the Lawn at UCT’s Irma Stern Museum.

UCT alumnus, editor and author Dr Helen Moffet will be in conversation with:

  • World-renowned author Yewande Omotose
    (An Unusual Grief).
  • Author, journalist and broadcaster Joanne Joseph
    (Children of Sugarcane).
  • Author, pulmonologist and the Daily Maverick’s African Person of the Year in 2021, Dr Emmanuel Taban
    (The Boy Who Never Gave Up).

Author and columnist John Matisonn will be in conversation with author and political commentator Ralph Mathekga (The ANC’s last decade: how the decline of the party will transform South Africa).

There will be some exciting excursions at the Irma Stern Museum – a visit to Cape Town’s wetlands with Extraordinary Professor Jenny Day, and a chance to see 5.2- to 10-million-year-old fossils in the ground exactly as they were buried in a catastrophic flood event; and a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

For further enquiries please contact Dr Medee Rall.


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