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Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy: A View from the Tyhume Valley
Prof Sakhela Buhlungu presented UCT’s 57th annual TB Davie Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, 23 August 2023.
23 Aug 2023
Pain management to reduce suffering in South Africa – integrating interdisciplinary research into the healthcare professions
Professor Romy Parker is in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
08 Jun 2023
Racing the red queen
Professor Elizabeth Mayne is in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
29 May 2023
Context matters: Understanding childhood brain development
Professor Kirsty Donald is in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
10 May 2023
The Future is Quantum – a random walk in the landscape of mathematical physics
Professor Jeff Murugan is in UCT’s Faculty of Science.
18 Apr 2023
Neural computation of space and time
Professor Edvard Moser delivered the second Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2023 on Wednesday, 22 March 2023.
22 Mar 2023
Why Humanities matter in a 21st Century university
Professor Evelyn Welch delivered the first Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2023 on Tuesday, 7 March 2023.
07 Mar 2023
Women in academia: Thriving or Surviving?
Professor Linda Ronnie is in UCT’s Faculty of Commerce.
28 Sep 2022
Corporatising universities threatens academic freedom
Professor Fran Baum of the University of Adelaide in Australia delivered the 56th annual TB Davie Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, 24 August.
26 Aug 2022
Great change needs great changemakers
Mr Vikas Pota delivered the second Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2022 on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.
27 Jul 2022
Building resilient foundations to prevent project failure
Professor Abimbola Windapo is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.
18 May 2022
The impact of the African youth on the 4th industrial revolution
Mr Fred Swaniker delivered the first Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2022 on Wednesday, 13 April 2022.
13 Apr 2022
Where there is smoke there is fire: Facing the giants of Tobacco, Industry and Academia without getting burnt
Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit is a professor and pulmonologist in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Groote Schuur Hospital.
09 Mar 2022
The role of accountancy professionals in strengthening democracy
Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke delivered the third Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2021 on Thursday, 30 September 2021.
30 Sep 2021
‘Ours is to educate, not to captivate’ – Yunus Ballim
Higher education is not meant to provide answers but to shape graduates’ thinking and reasoning abilities in a complex and ambiguous world, said Professor Yunus Ballim.
27 Aug 2021
Theory, a kind of idolatry
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered the second Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2021 on Wednesday, 28 July 2021.
28 Jul 2021
Biodiversity studies in the Anthropocene: from species discovery in fragmented landscapes to unravelling the origin of iconic African flora
Professor Muthama Muasya is an internationally recognised plant taxonomist and evolutionary biologist.
26 May 2021
Good economics for hard times
Professor Abhijit Banerjee delivered the first Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2021 on Thursday, 29 April 2021.
29 Apr 2021