Professor Geoffrey Hosking FBA examines the role of trust in our financial systems, and argues that we need a fundamental rethink.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 11 (July 2008).
A public discussion that looks beyond the ‘credit crunch’, towards more imaginative ways of sharing the benefits and mitigating the risks of volatile housing markets.
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The British Academy publication ‘Imaginative Minds’ offers an engaging and innovative take on the elusive and special human capacity of imagination. The editor, Dr Ilona Roth, has a particular interest in the complex relationship between autism and imagination. People on the autistic spectrum typically have difficulty in imagining what other people are thinking and feeling, and in understanding and generating narrative, and this would seem to constrain their scope for creative forms of imagination. Yet some individuals with autism display remarkable gifts in fields such as music, art and poetry. In this edited extract Dr Roth offers insights from her research into autistic spectrum poetry.