Lynne Quick is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town with a specialization in palaeoenvironmental science and palaeoecology. Her love of southern African environments – past, present and future - has always driven the direction of her life and her research path, having transitioned from studying geomorphology and current land use changes to delving further back in time for her Master's and Doctoral degrees. She is fascinated by the origins of the physical landscapes and botanical diversity that is encountered (and often take for granted) on a day-to-day basis when living and working in Cape Town. This deep time story underpins the very foundations of the city and provides the context to how iconic landforms such as Table Mountain were formed. Lynne jumps at any opportunity to share her passions, which in addition to her research, includes hiking, running, South African wines and craft gin with visitors to her home city.
Kate is one of the few guides in Southern Africa to specialise in arts and architecture. Intrigued by the visual arts from an early age, Kate studied art history through school and as her major at university in the UK. She worked in London’s art world for 20 years including senior positions at the Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Drawing School and National Portrait Gallery. Her marriage to a South African architect took her to Cape Town in 2010. Here, she enjoys exploring South Africa’s rich and varied culture with their two kids, then sharing this with others through her art and cultural organisation she founded. Her network of contacts is impressive – you are likely to meet one of Cape Town’s creatives or collectors on your walkabout with her.
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