Intercollegiate Debates Final: Thursday 12th February.



The final of the fourth annual University Town InterCollegiate Provost's Challenge Shield will take place on Thursday 12th February at 7.15 p.m. in the Global Learning Room at the Stephen Riady Centre (close to the Guardian pharmacy).

The two Yale-NUS teams will compete for the trophy, debating the motion: This house believes that companies like Marvel and DC that create alternative universes must actively challenge societal constructs of gender identity.

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.