On Thursday 8 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts / Big Questions lecturer will be Professor Tim Noakes who will address “The body is willing but the mind is weak. Or is it the other way around?” The suggested reading is Muscular Movement in Man: The factors governing speed and recovery from fatigue by AV Hill, 1927.

Noakes, co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of SA, author, respected academic and A1 rated scientist has long been acknowledged as an expert on endurance racing and ultra marathons. He was the team doctor for the Proteas Cricket Team in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and assisted long distance swimmer, Lewis Pugh, in cold water swims in the Arctic and Antarctic and at the North Pole. Among many awards is the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver from the State President In 2008 which he received for “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”.

GIPCA’s Great Texts / Big Questions lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life’s “big questions” or a significant book or artwork.

Tim Noakes audio recording available for download.

Start: 8 Oct ’09 5:00 pm

End: 8 Oct ’09 6:30 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer: GIPCA

Email: fin-gipca@uct.ac.za

Venue: Hiddingh Hall 

Phone: +27 21 480 7156 

Address: UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001