Medical Humanities lecture: ‘Upright Citizen’ and other stories…

28 Aug 2017 - 14:30

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present oncologist and musician Marc Hendricks on Wednesday 30 August.

Hendricks will present a musical performance titled ‘Upright Citizen’ and other stories… in which he performs songs from his recently-released solo album, Upright Citizen, and shares some of the stories from his life, family and work that have inspired his musical journey.

Marc Hendricks works as a paediatric oncologist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. He currently leads the Transformation Advisory Group in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Marc is currently registered for a PhD with UCT as the clinical lead/author of the first prospective national protocol for children with extra-cranial germ cell tumours. He has published internationally in his areas of interest, which include lymphomas, histiocytoses, soft tissue sarcomas, germ cell tumours and developing world oncology. As a singer/songwriter and former SAMA nominee, Marc has just released his debut album, Upright Citizen.

The presentation, followed by an open question and answer session, will take place from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2017 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. 

Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm. Please note that booking for this performance is essential. Book a seat by emailing:

For more information, contact the ICA office: +27 21 650 7156 or

About Medical Humanities

The Medical Humanities lecture series grows out of Medicine and the Arts – a post graduate course jointly offered every second year by Associate Professor of Anthropology (housed in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics) Susan Levine and Professor Steve Reid of the Primary Health Care Directorate. The course aims to facilitate exploration and engagement within a peer group that transcends the disciplinary borders that shape knowledge production in the health sciences, the social sciences, and the arts, and to instil in students an appreciation of the international literature pertaining to health and the medical humanities.


About the ICA

The Institute for Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary institute in UCT’s 

Humanities Faculty – formerly the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). The ICA facilitates research projects in the creative and performing arts that disrupt boundaries, while underscoring creative education and practice across discipline and faculty. Interdisciplinarity, live art and public spheres are key themes of the Institute, and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and a dialogue with urbanism and community. The ICA was launched on 5 April 2016 as a result of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.