You can't trust a warm welcome

October 22, 2004

Some vice-chancellors may hope for omnipotence, but Cambridge University's Alison Richard seems to have no delusions. In her annual address last week to Regent House, the university's ruling body, she said her first year had been wonderful. "I have felt warmly welcomed, and straightforwardly questioned and challenged along the way." But is she trusted? "Trust does not spring up just like that. One just keeps working at it." And in the meantime, one watches one's backI

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