The Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust in collaboration with the University of the Western Cape...
Invitation to a Harold Wolpe Lecture
Thursday, 23 October 2014
16h30 for 17h00
At the University of the Western Cape, Life Sciences Auditorium to honour the contribution of Prof Brian O’Connell to higher education in South Africa, on his retirement.
Speaker: Prof Crain Soudien
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
Dreaming of a future facing our history. Towards the post-apartheid university.
After all the scrutiny universities have been subjected to, all this looking upon us from afar and our own navel-gazing, we should know a great deal about ourselves and the system in which we work. And so, it is important to ask, what can we say about ourselves? What do we think we have learnt? How do we describe what we are and how do we situate ourselves in relation to our peers elsewhere in the world? And, critically, what assessment can we make of ourselves in relation to that other world we ostensibly have left behind? How have we come to wear our new post-apartheid clothes, and what, even more urgently, does post-apartheid mean for us?
Please RSVP to Ms Juliet Lesch at firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 959 3245