What the Butler didn’t see

Duncan Samson will be talking to us on the topic “What the Butler didn’t see – heuristic value of visual engagement” on Thursday 12 February 2015. Meet at the Grahamstown Bowling Club at 10.00 am.

Dr Andrew Tracey

Andrew Tracey will be talking to us about some of his vast experience of African Music on Thursday 5 February 2015. Meet at the Grahamstown Bowling Club, African Street, at 10.00 am.

Dr Sizwe Mabizela

Dr Sizwe Mabizela, the new Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, will share with us his vision for Rhodes. Meet at the Bowling Club in African Street on Thursday 29 January 2015 at 10.00 am. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.

A Picky Bug to stop a Pesky Weed

Our fist speaker this year will be Dr Iain Paterson who will be sharing the most recent results of an exciting new research project which he has pioneered at Rhodes. His lecture describes the biological control of the invasive plant Pereskia. Meet at 10.00 am at the Grahamstown Golf Club on Thursday 22 January 2015.

2015: New Venue from January to June

St Andrew’s Prep are no longer able to let us use the Mullins Room as they require it for teaching so we have found a new venue. The Grahamstown Golf Club have offered us the use of their facilities at R100 a meeting. Unfortunately this is only available until June after which the Golf Club hopes to move to its new premises in the Belmont Valley.

Stoic Philosophers

On Thursday 27 November 2014 Rick van Heerden will talk to us about the philosophy of the Stoics. His talk is entitled ‘On being content: The way of the Stoics’. Meet in the Mullins Room at St Andrew’s Prep at 10.00 am.

Superbugs, disease and immunity

On Thursday 20 November 2014 Dr Sirion Robertson will talk to us about superbugs, disease and immunity and pose the question – ‘Are we going to win?’ Meet in the Mullins Room at St Andrew’s Prep at 10.00 am.

Hildegarde of Bingen

On Thursday 13 November 2014 Douglas Bullis will be talking about Hildegarde of Bingen. Meet in the Mullins Room at St Andrew’s Prep at 10.00 am.

Grocotts Mail

On Thursday 6 November Steven Lang will be talking to us about the history of Grocotts Mail. Meet in the Mullins Room at St Andrew’s Prep at 10.00 am.

The Challenges of Cerebral Palsy

On Thursday 30 October 2014 Fiona Semple will talk to us about Cerebral Palsy. Meet in the Mullins Room at St Andrew’s Prep at 10.00 am.