Monday, March 25, 2024 - 00:00

Please make a note in your diary for Monday 25th March at 7.30 p.m. for the Kalk Bay Historical Association AGM and next talk in the Library of the St James Retirement Hotel. Our speaker will be Professor John Compton author of Interpreting Earth – A History of Geology through Encounters with Table Mountain. 

John S. Compton is Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. It promises to be an interesting evening

Towering above the city of Cape Town, Table Mountain has a tumultuous story to tell that extends back over 500 million years. The iconic landmark at the southwestern tip of Africa has been a welcome sight to locals and overseas visitors for more than 500 years. One of the most-climbed mountains in the world, Table Mountain has inspired many to record their thoughts and impressions. While the rocky massif has remained virtually unchanged, people’s perceptions of it have changed dramatically. The written records of those who encountered Table Mountain reveal how we learned to read the deep history of the region in parallel with the development of geology as a science. Interpreting Earth chronicles the evolution of how we think and feel about mountains.

The talk will follow the AGM. As for 2023  formalities will be kept to a minimum.

Kalk Bay Historical Association | Steve Herbert | 073 0606 287 | arcadia49er@gmail.com

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