Interregnum IX: Duty Begins at King's
Students compete in speech, debate, writing, and creative arts
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013—Today marks the beginning of Interregnum XI: Duty, three days of speech, lecture, writing, and art competitions designed to explore the concept of Duty.
In Latin, the word interregnum means “the time between kings.” To many students and faculty, the event is the most exciting and rewarding time of the entire academic year. The three day event is comprised of a variety of competitions that call on students in all ten Houses to participate. Individual events include academic writing, creative writing, prepared lecture, random theme debate, parliamentary debate, and more.
The parliamentary debate competition is perhaps the most intense event at Interregnum. The event features five preliminary rounds, a semi-final debate, and a final round debated in front of the entire student body. Debaters confront a different topic each round, announced mere minutes minutes before the round begins.
This year is unique in many ways. First, it is the first ever Interregnum at the College's new location at 52 Broadway in Manhattan's Financial District. Second, Interregnum IX is the first Interregnum to have an official website which includes links to live-streaming events, an Interregnum schedule, and more.
The keynote speaker for Interregnum IX will be Dr. John Fleming. Dr. Fleming is the Louis W. Fairchild Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus at Princeton University. Students and observers interested in more about Dr. Fleming can read his blog here.
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in New York City.
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