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'A Walk through Time'

Posted on 22 August 2011

A walk through time
A walk through time

On the evening of Friday 12 August 2011 the honours students in Heritage and Cultural Studies teamed up with the final year Consumer Science students to create a gastronomic walk back in time.

This was the first event of its kind where the BHCS students, who run UP Campus Tours, took the initiative in bringing the University’s past alive through a historic tour of the Hatfield campus interspersed with a five course dinner prepared by students involved in Eat@ UP. The tour kicked off at Kya Rosa where sherry and homemade ginger beer were served while guides, dressed in period costume, regaled the details of these foundation years escorting guests to the first buildings on campus. This was followed by three other phases which reflected on the years in which Tuks was established as a fully-fledged university in the 1930s, its massive expansion in the 1960s through to the 1980s, with its transformation thereafter and concluding with its centennial celebrations just under a decade into the twenty-first century. Stories of architectural developments and styles, personalities and achievements as well as other Tukkie-trivia proved to be most entertaining along with the well-prepared food served at strategic buildings along the route. The BHCS students do extensive research in the UP Archives for the tours that they conduct across campus. The evening was attended by close on 100 guests – primarily alumni – who had a most enjoyable time. Both Prof Karen Harris, director of the UP Archives and lecturer in the Department Historical and Heritage Studies, and Mr Hennie Visser, lecturer in the Department Consumer Science, are very proud of the great success of this student-run event. 

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