This five day fossil hunting excursion with Professsor Roger Smith to the Beaufort West area offers participants an immersive experience in which they will be in the field looking for fossils each day.


T.S. Eliot's letters to a woman he had kept hidden from the world were released from their 50-year embargo in 2020. Lyndall Gordon was one of the first people to read the poet's ardent assertions to Emily Hale that 'I shall always write pri

Editing for Beginner and Professional Editors

This course focuses on editing skills that freelance or in-house editors need as they prepare manuscripts for publication. (It is not geared to authors who would like to edit their own work, although they may well find this course helpful o


The AI Chatbot is the most remarkable development in technology in recent years. The ease with which we can now communicate with a computer was not imagined even a couple of years ago.

Cederberg excursion

The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies has organised a unique weekend excursion with Emeritus Professor John Parkington to the Cederberg for an immersive experience looking at rock art in situ.

The art and craft of editing: Dr Helen Moffett

Dr Helen Moffett will present this intensive short course for writers, covering the theory, practice and tricks of the trade of editing, supported by practical examples and exercises.

Online Summer School 2023

The University of Cape Town’s Centre for Extra-Mural Studies invites Summer School participants, friends and alumni who were not able to attend the programme in person in January this year to register for the online option at a reduced fee.

Big business and state capture: Step up and own up

Big business came in for scathing criticism from Lord Peter Hain for being asleep on the job during the state capture that allowed former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family to bring the country to its knees.

February 2024

‘Humanity is at a crossroads’ - Tue, 02/06/2024 - 13:45

December 2023

November 2023

October 2023

September 2023

FIVE DAY FOSSIL HUNTING EXCURSION  - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 08:13
T.S. ELIOT'S HIDDEN MUSE  - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 09:41

August 2023

July 2023

Cederberg excursion - Fri, 07/28/2023 - 15:45

June 2023

May 2023

Online Summer School 2023 - Fri, 05/12/2023 - 11:06

April 2023

March 2023