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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

from 28 Jul 2021 18:00


The Friends of the South African Museum is an organisation open to people of all ages who are interested in learning and exploring the natural and social history of our country.

The focus of the Friends is to support and assist in the promotion of Iziko South African Museum and the work it does. At the same time Friends members have interesting activities and generate interaction between the diverse communities in our society.

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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

28 Jul 2021 18:00

R40 - R65

The Cataclysmic Eruption of Mount Saint Helens on May 18, 1980
Dr John Bristow.

This presentation by Dr John Bristow of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Saint Helens on May 18, 1980 will feature a photographic kaleidoscope and geological overview of the remarkably well documented visual events, processes, impacts, destruction, and death caused by the Plinian eruptions, massive collapse and landslide of the north face of the mountain, the associated lateral-blast, and destructive lahars (mud-flows), of the most active of the numerous volcanoes found in the Cascades Range on the north-west coast of the USA.

09-JUN-2021 18:00 - Postponed to 4 Aug due to loadshedding 04 Aug 2021 18:00

R40 - R65

Wild about wild dogs by Jocelin Kagan

Wild dogs are a uniquely African species. This lecture will focus on these animals which have survived for 1.7 million years but have been systematically shot at, had their dens destroyed and their pups killed since around 1900, diminishing the population to a mere 66 000 survivors of which there are 450 in South Africa.

They are now an endangered species. Their habits and social interactions will be discussed, answer the question whether they mourn and the power of the pack… and more.

25 Aug 2021 18:00

R40 - R65

Exploring the natural wonders of the West Coast
Lecturer: Emeritus Professor John Compton

Through a series of key sites, this lecture explores the many natural wonders of the West Coast. It will cover aspects of West Coast geology and landscape and touch upon its many different habitats and life forms, past and present.

The focus will be on John Compton’s most recent book West Coast: A Natural History, but will also include aspects presented in his previous books The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town and Human Origins: How diet, climate and landscape shaped us.

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