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UCT Trust (UK)

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The University of Cape Town Trust is a UK registered charitable trust (number 803042) which raises funds and support for UCT in the UK and other parts of Europe.

Established in London in 1991 by Vice Chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders, the Trust has raised some £25 million for projects at UCT from Foundations, companies and individuals. Chaired by Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC, the majority of the UCT Trust's Board of Trustees are eminent UCT alumni.

If you are resident in the UK, you can make a tax effective donation to UCT through the UCT Trust. Please see the UCT Trust website for more details.

The UCT Trust also organises events for UCT alumni based in the UK. Please see the UCT Trust Events Page to find out about upcoming events near you.

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 Angela Edwards.

UK events have included:

  • UCT London Lectures with UCT academics such as Professor Bongani Mayosi, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Alison Lewis, Dean of Engineering, and Dr Jon Clark, Director of the Schools Improvement Initiative
  • Vice-Chancellor's Receptions at prestigious London venues such as the House of Lords, the Chelsea Flower Show and Vintners Hall
  • Fundraising concerts for UCT's Opera School
  • The debut of UCT alumna, Pretty Yende, at the Royal Opera House
  • An inspirational talk by “Patron of the Oceans” and UCT alumnus, Lewis Pugh
  • South African theatre productions

We look forward to hearing from you!