Breakfast with Ali Bacher

Dr Ali Bacher with SAJM Director Gavin Morris and fellow cricket legend, Vince van der Bijl

Our first in-person event since Covid appeared was a gorgeous summer breakfast on the piazza under the trees.

The guest of honour was South African cricket giant Ali Bacher, who is the subject of our current exhibition, The Life of Ali Bacher. In conversation with another cricket legend, Vince van der Bijl, Dr Bacher shared fascinating and often humorous memories of his life on and off the field. Everyone involved enjoyed the buzz, food and anecdotes. Campus staff enjoyed seeing the vibrancy of pre-lockdown days. We are delighted to witness the SAJM and surrounds returning to life with visitors coming to meet and eat, see exhibitions and attend talks and functions. Welcome back, world!

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