Future Lectures

The core business of the museum remains the impact of forced removals and injustices committed by Colonial and Apartheid oppressors, focusing on the plight of the inhabitants of South End. The following diagram has been used by the Trust as a model to guide the content of the exhibitions at the museum.

Whether online or in person, lectures are common on most undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, particularly in the arts and social science disciplines. In a lecture, lecturers speak to a group of students (often large numbers of students) for a fairly long period, usually about 45 minutes, and students are expected to listen and take notes. In most cases the lecturer will use some kind of visual support, often PowerPoint or other presentation programmes

Increasingly, lecturers are using technology to make their lectures more interactive, and to get feedback from students. Polling software allows lecturers to set multiple-choice or short answer questions, so they can check how many students are understanding particular points, and if necessary they can re-explain them.

In some cultures, lectures are used to provide students with information, or explain ideas, that they may be tested on. This may be the case on your course, but another important purpose of lectures at the South End Lectures is to give an overview of a topic or issue, to create a starting point for students to read in more detail on specific aspects of that topic or issue.

They might also be asked to discuss aspects of the lecture or write an essay related to the topic or issue.
Some lectures might follow the development, over time, of thinking on a particular issue or phenomenon. In others the lecturer might present, analyse and evaluate a range of different current perspectives on an issue or phenomenon. In the sciences a technique or procedure might be demonstrated in a lecture, and students expected to apply that technique or procedure in some practical work they have to do. In all these cases, instead of memorising the content of the lecture, the students are expected to go away and do more learning related to the lecture.