Tembusu Reading Pods AY2014/15 Sem 2

January 28, 2015

Due to positive response, a third and new reading pod will be launched in mid-February and led by Tembusu student Navin Wadhwani. Navin has chosen to read Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke. Those interested may sign up and pay S$10 (cash only) at the college’s administrative office. Deadline for registration is 5th February 2015.

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (Facilitated by Navin Wadhwani)



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13 Jan 2015

Join a reading pod this semester to read and discuss an excellent book handpicked by two Tembusu fellows. The books chosen this round are: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, read with Dr. Connor Graham, and The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft, read with Dr. Adam Groves. Reading of the books will start later this month and the subsequent meet-up schedule will be negotiated between the organizing fellow and participating students on the first meeting.

Space is limited (only five students to each reading pod). Those interested may sign up at the Tembusu administrative office and pay $10 (cash only) for the book by 23rd January 2015.


The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis (Facilitated by Connor Graham)



The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft (Facilitated by Adam Groves)


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.