APPOINTMENT OF CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

APPOINTMENT OF CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

I am delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees of PAST unanimously voted at their meeting on the 22nd July 2020 to appoint Zwelibanzi (Zweli) Vincent Mntambo as Co-Chairman of PAST.
Having reached an advanced stage in a distinguished and

Read More
The PAST Matters this Giving Tuesday

The PAST Matters this Giving Tuesday

The further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see.
– Winston Churchill-
Imagine a 40-year-old basing a life decision on experiences gained in only the last 30 minutes. That is what society does if it ignores lessons from the vast 3.8-billion-year period that preceded written

Read More
PAST funding helps fund new Kariandusi Museum booklet

PAST funding helps fund new Kariandusi Museum booklet

PAST support has helped fund a new booklet for the Kariandusi Museum in Kenya.
The short guide was produced for the Kariandusi Museum working group, with the aid of the National Museums of Kenya, PAST and the British Academy’s Links and Mobility project. It will play an important part in

Read More
PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find

PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find

An international team led by University of the Witwatersrand palaeontologist Prof Jonah Choiniere has described a gigantic new species of dinosaur in the journal Current Biology.
The find, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12 tonnes and stood about 4 m high at the hips. It was the largest plant-eating land

Read More
PAST recognised with BASA Awards Nomination 2018

PAST recognised with BASA Awards Nomination 2018

The partnership between PAST and Standard Bank has been recognised with a nomination in the upcoming 21st annual BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards.
PAST’s two most important public engagement initiatives, All From One and Walking Tall, earned the partnership a nomination as a finalist in the Development

Read More
Young scientists attend AFQUA congress

Young scientists attend AFQUA congress

As part of our mandate to invest in African scientists, we recently funded a number of African scientists to attend the African Quaternary, Environments, Ecology and Humans (AFQUA) congress.
Taking place at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from July 14th to 22nd, this international congress brought together developed

Read More
PAST supports Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya 2018

PAST supports Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya 2018

PAST was once again a key funder for African students attending the 2018 Koobi Fora Field School which took place in Kenya from June 9th to July 22nd.
This acclaimed international field research and training programme provides a deeply immersive experience for palaeoanthropology students to explore one of the most

Read More
WordPress Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux