Intercollegiate Debates: 27 January - 12 February



The fourth annual University Town InterCollegiate Provost's Challenge Shield will run over four evenings, starting at 8.40 p.m.: Tuesday 27th January, Tuesday 2nd February, Tuesday 9th February and Thursday 12th February.

Preliminary rounds will be held in the College Common Lounges. The venue for the final on 12th February will be released soon.

The theme for the first round was: School Problems: The Right to Build a Life.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.