Preliminary 2016 World Scholars Cup Subjects Released
For those students who are trying to get “The Edge” with next year’s World Scholar’s Cup events, we are giving your chance to research early!
First off, the World Scholar’s Cup Theme for next year was announced as:
World Scholar’s Cup 2016: An Imperfect World
Hong Kong Scholars can get prepare for the Hong Kong Round at:
March 5-6, 2016
The new logo for next year’s World Scholar’s Cup was posted on their Facebook Page:
Some of the subjects and sub-topics that were released were:
- The Stolen Child | William Butler Yeats
- The Ballad of Reading Gaol | Oscar Wilde
- Refugee Blues | WH Auden
- My Last Duchess | Robert Browning
- Humans of New York | Brandon Stanton
- Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn | Ai Weiwei
- Death and Funeral of Cain | David Alfaro Siqueiros
- Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety
- Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
- How to Make Gravy | Paul Kelly
- Shostakovich’s 15th | Shostakovich
- Laura Palmer | Bastille
- Les Misérables 2012 – Ending
- Bruce Hornsby & the Range – The Way It Is
- Another Day in Paradise – Phil Collins
- Dire Straits – Industrial Disease + lyrics
- Frank Zappa – Stink-Foot
- LIGHT (Next To Normal)
- Arson Plus | Dashiell Hammett
- Do you think there are diseases being diagnosed today that will be viewed as critically a hundred years from now? Pay special attention to how photography was (mis)used as a diagnostic method.
- Explore the impact of climate change on the spread of infectious disease. What measures do you think should be taken in response, if any? Also: is there anywhere in the world predicted to become healthier due to climate change, or is the news all grim?
- Following America’s lead, obesity is on the rise all over the world. Explore and discuss the possible consequences of this surge in “globesity”. Is it a legitimate public health crisis? If so, should governments do more to regulate how much people eat and exercise? XXXL – Why are we so fat?, Trends of Overweight and Obesity at Country Level,
- Inside Beijing’s airpocalypse – a city made ‘almost uninhabitable’ by pollution
- How Smallpox Changed the World (Scholar added: Plague Helped Bring Down Roman Empire, Graveyard Suggests)
And given recent events in the news lately, we have a feeling some of the future topics may revolve around ISIS or otherwise known as “ISIL”, “ISIS”, “Daesh”, and “Islamic State group” in the Social Studies section. If not, it might be related to Terrorism, but we will obviously let you know when we find out and help our great future student scholar’s with our Top WSC Instructors who have helped the past #1 teams at the Tournament of Champions and Global Rounds.
Also, the Global Round for next year was announced at the TOC in Yale to be in Bangkok, Thailand from June 26-30, 2016. The Mini Globals will be in Prague with the date TBA.