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Tembusu College’s motto The Home of Possibilities, means we value the development of each individual according to her or his own path through life. At the same time we are a learning community, which seeks to give students an intense experience in a nurturing environment. The college administers (and awards certificates for) the prestigious University Town College Programme (UTCP), which augments students’ regular degree programmes by emphasising breadth, critical thinking, and exposure to inter-disciplinary thinking. Our curriculum includes both seminars and out-of-classroom learning experiences.
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Tembusu College is much more than a home; it's a Home of Possibilities.
Tembusu Reading Pods AY2017/18 Sem 2
January 19, 2018
Read a book this semester with one of our four reading pod facilitators. Those interested may register for your reading pod at Eventbrite (click on the link). Deadline: 4 February 2018. Each reading pod accommodates only 5 participants excluding the facilitator(s). Hurry while stocks last.
You only need pay S$10 for the book of your choice. An email will be sent to participants to collect your book voucher (likely mid-February) from the Tembusu College Office when it is ready then proceed to make payment and collect your book at Bookhaven (UTown). Participants are liable to purchase the book once registration is confirmed. Starting date and venue for each reading pod to be confirmed. The facilitator will contact you via email.
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- Catherine Nixey's The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical Worldled by Dr John van Wyhe
**Hardcopy of the books at subsidized rate will be provided to the first 5 sign-ups. Subsequent sign-ups are welcome to join in the reading pod but books will not be provided.
- Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire led by Dr Adam Groves
- Thant Myint-U's River of Lost Footsteps led by Mr Reuben Wang
- William MacAskill's Doing Good Better led Ashley Angela Toh
**This is a combined reading pod with CAPT, with the reading pod conducted at Tembusu College.