UKZN Master’s Graduate to do PhD at Technical University of Delft

UKZN’s master’s in philosophy graduate, Mr Ryan Timms has earned a place in a PhD programme at the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands to pursue research on manipulative technologies. This follows his recent graduation with a summa cum laude Master’s degree in Philosophy, on the topic: Hostile Scaffolding. Timms has also co-authored a paper on

Championing the Community of Umbilo

In the bustling suburb of Umbilo in Durban, community safety has become a top priority thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr Calvin Thomas, Manager of UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics. As a dedicated member of the Community Policing Forum (CPF), Thomas has worked tirelessly to connect residents and the South African Police

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is housed in the foyer of the Department of Classics on the Howard College Campus. The collection spans over 3000 years with pieces from Egypt, Greece and Rome in the collection. The pieces range from a small numismatics collection, everyday items such as oil lamps, to bigger pieces such as

Academic Presents Paper at Classical Association Conference

Lecturer in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Ms Helen Lenahan was invited to present a paper at the Classical Association Conference 2023 hosted at the University of Cambridge. The annual event is held by the Classical Association (the British Society of Classicists) that marked its 120th anniversary this year. Lenahan said that the

From left: Reverend Armstrong Pitakaji, Dr Kenneth Mtata and Professor Isobel Phiri.

UKZN Theology Alumnus Part of World Council of Churches

UKZN alumnus in Theology, Reverend Armstrong Pitakaji was elected to the Executive Council of the World Council of Churches (WCC) at its recent Congress. A Solomon Island national, Pitakaji joined UKZN in 2017 to study for his master’s degree after being sponsored by the Council for World Mission to reflect on climate change and theology.

Prof David Spurrett talking about ‘Hostile Scaffolding’ at the University of Wollongong.

Humanities Academic is Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University

Professor David Spurrett, academic within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), recently spent a month as a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. During his visit, he attended and presented a paper at the renowned Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach (PBDB) conference, travelled to Wollongong to give an

Dr Jane Anderson and her new book.

UKZN Alumnus publishes book on Biological Naturalism and the Mind-Body Problem

Dr Jane Anderson, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics alumnus, recently published a book: Biological Naturalism and the Mind-Body Problem, that stemmed from her PhD studies. The book offers a new theoretical framework within which to understand the ‘mind-body problem’. ‘The crux of this problem is phenomenal experience, which Thomas Nagel famously described as “what

Professor David Spurrett speaks at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Humanities Students Part of Exchange Programme to Amsterdam

Two postgraduate students, Ms Pretty Abraham and Mr Siwakhile Ngcobo from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics are set to embark on an international exchange programme to the Free University in Amsterdam as part of Bridging Gaps, an initiative of the Centre for Contextual Biblical Interpretation. The two will embark on the programme in September.