Tembusu Reading Pods AY2018/19 Sem 2

January 03, 2019

Care to read and discuss a book outside your curriculum this semester? Simply choose one of the six titles offered by students and faculty of Tembusu College and register via Eventbrite (click on the link) by 20th January 2019, Sunday.

An email will be sent to all participants after 20th January to confirm their registration. The reading pod facilitator will contact participants via email to provide more details (starting date and venue).

Participants will be responsible to purchase their own book; eBook is accepted. The first 5 sign-ups are eligible for the subsidy (You need only pay S$10 for the book of your choice); participant should submit a RFP form with receipt attached to the college office for reimbursement of their purchase (e.g. book purchased at $15, college will reimburse $5). Subsequent sign-ups are welcome.

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  1. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (Student Facilitator: Gurprit Singh)

  2. Chua Mui Hoong’s Singapore, Disrupted (Student Facilitator: Ng Chia Wee)

  3. Kate Summerscale’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House (Faculty Facilitator: Dr John van Wyhe)

  4. Liu Cixin’s The Three-body Problem (Student Facilitator: Ryan Cheng)

  5. Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons (Student Facilitator: Lua Jiong How)

  6. Natasha Stagg’s Surveys (Faculty Facilitator: Dr Connor Graham)
    **6 copies available; participants are liable to purchase the physical copy from the office. Please make $10 payment and collect your book from the Tembusu College Office from 15 Jan 2019 onwards. 
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.