The Inaugaral Field Marshall Jan Smuts Memorial Lecture is held in September of every year and marks the anniversary of the death of Jan Smuts, the man after whom our residence is named. The occasion has drawn many notable speakers such as Judge Pat Tebbutt and Dr Ramphele and as with all Smuts Hall events, it is a chance for present Smutsmen and Alumni to network and enjoy a glass of wine over good conversation after the speech. Wreath laying also takes place at the Jan Smuts statue in The Company Gardens.