The UCT Trust hosts events for UCT Alumni in the UK. These include Vice-Chancellor Receptions, UCT London Lectures with visiting UCT Professors, and theatre visits to South African productions.

To ensure you receive invitations to future events, please send your email address – and those of any other UCT alumni you know in the UK – to the UCT Trust

Past Events

Professor of Neurosurgery Graham Fieggen gave a talk entitled "Networking the Brain" at Kings College London. Newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Greg Hussey, also spoke about Vision 2030: the future plans for the Faculty.

UCT London Lecture

Professor of Neurosurgery Graham Fieggen gave a talk entitled “Networking the Brain” at Kings College London.  Newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Greg Hussey, also spoke about Vision 2030: the future plans...

Distinguishing UCT: The Global Launch

Baroness Lynda Chalker, Trustee of the UCT Trust, kindly hosted an alumni reception at the House of Lords to launch UCT’s new major fundraising campaign, Distinguishing UCT.  Guest Speaker, Em Prof Shula Marks OBE, gave a talk...

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UCT London Lecture

‘Opening the doors of teaching and learning’: Gaining ground with UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative in Khayelitsha Dr Jonathan Clark, Director of UCT’s Schools Development Unit, gave UCT Alumni an update on the work UCT’s Schools Improvement...

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Alumni Breakfast with Justice Albie Sachs

A group of UCT Alumni braved the recent tube strike and congregated at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to have breakfast and meet eminent UCT alumnus, Justice Albie Sachs. Justice Sachs gave a fascinating and inspiring...

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A Special UCT Opera Evening in London

UCT Alumni and Friends gathered at the home of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis in central London for a concert featuring a group of prodigiously talented young students from the UCT Opera School. The Programme included...

Careers Networking Event with the GSB

Careers Networking Event with the GSB

Careers Networking Event with the GSB The London campus of the Warwick Business School, on the 17th floor of London’s tallest building, The Shard, was the venue for a UCT alumni careers networking evening. Ticket proceeds...

Legacy Society Receptions

Legacy Society Receptions

Legacy Society Receptions UCT’s Legacy Society hosted Receptions in London and Oxford, during which Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, President of the Legacy Society, enthralled guests with his talk: “Dinosaurs, Diamonds & Democracy: An exciting 3.5 billion years of...

Vice-Chancellor's Reception

Vice-Chancellor’s Reception

Vice-Chancellor’s Reception “#EverythingMustFall? Are we in the middle of a student revolution?”     Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price addressed Alumni at a Reception which took place in Clothworkers Hall in the City of London.  Gavin Joachims, Director of...

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UCT London Lecture with Alison Lewis

“Future Water: How interdisciplinary research at UCT is tackling big problems” Professor Alison Lewis, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & The Built Environment, gave a fascinating talk which highlighted UCT research on the Eutectic Freeze Crystallization...

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UCT London Lecture with Prof Bongani Mayosi

UCT London Lecture “Only when a critical mass of African researchers is working on African soil addressing African issues can the continent start addressing its many health problems.” Professor Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of...

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UCT London Lecture with Lewis Pugh

“Achieving the Impossible” UCT alumnus Lewis Pugh, Patron of the Oceans, gave a lecture on Tuesday 20th September at The Law Society, London. Click here to view images from the event  

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UCT/IARU Alumni Reception

UCT/IARU Alumni Reception Dr Russell Ally, UCT’s Executive Director of Alumni and Development, is delighted to invite you to join him at an International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Reception at The Savoy Hotel, London. The Guest...

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Vice-Chancellor’s Reception at Vintners’ Hall

Date:      Wednesday 10th May 2017 Venue:    Vintners Hall, Upper Thames Street, London EC4 UCT Trust is most grateful to Orbis Investments who are kindly sponsoring the event. Orbis is a global investment firm affiliated to Allan Gray in...