Tembusu College would like to congratulate our dear Rector, Prof Koh, on the advent of his new book

Tembusu Fellow, Dr John van Wyhe on NUS News

Evolution Day on 24 November commemorates the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species   On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published a 500-page volume titled On the Origin of Species, a book that became one of the most important scientific literature, which laid the foundation for our understanding of evolutionary biology. The book compiled Darwin’s research and evidence gathered over two decades, and introduced the theory that species change and evolve over the course of generations. Dr John van Wyhe from NUS Biological Sciences and Tembusu College is a historian of science whose expertise is on evolutionists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He noted that while On the Origin of Species was one of the most revolutionary books in the history of science, there are still widely held misconceptions about what happened when the book debuted 158 years ago. “The research of historians of science has show

29th November NUS STS Seminar

Dr Eric Kerr and Dr Connor Graham @ Master's Common Lounge

UTC2107 Tembusu Negotiation Case Week

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Master's Tea with Ms Rebekah Lin

2 Nov 2017, 3pm

Congratulations to Margaret Tan on the advent of the 'Flows and Contours in Tropical Asia' Mural

Tembusu Forum: Will There Be Another War on the Korean Peninsula?

17 Oct 2017

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.