The eighth Sudan Course was held in Rumbek from 25 to 31 May. The course was directed by Peter Woodward and John Ryle. New teaching staff included: Abduljabar Abdalla Fadul, Ahmed Abusin, Harry Verhoeven and Guma Kunda Komey. Lectures took place in Rumbek Senior Secondary School and the Palm Tree Hotel. Participants took part in the weekly school assembly, had a guided tour of the town and its historical sites, attended a cattle auction and film screenings, and participated in an evening of dance with local artists from Lakes State. The RVI football team, not for the first time, suffered a defeat against the school in front of a considerable crowd at Freedom Square.