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Topping up the Trust Fund


The issue of Times Higher Education of 9 February 2017 focused on the public trust in expertise (especially that of universities) in the ‘post-factual’ world of Brexit and the Trump presidency. One main feature was  ‘Topping up the Trust Fund’, pp 40-45, part of which was my essay on the potential of fiction as a tool to help in the teaching of soft skills to students on educational programmes that otherwise focus on learning technical knowledge and technical applications. It can be found on the magazine website,


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