Last November, the British Science Association held its inaugural Huxley Summit, titled Trust in the 21st Century. Named for Thomas Huxley (Darwin's Bulldog), who was instrumental in bringing Darwin's theory of evolution to the general public, the event aimed to capture the spirit of public debate, engagement, and interest in a high profile arena – and, crucially, involve people from beyond the boundaries of science. In a period of time when, apparently, “people in this country have had enough of experts” how do we as scientists rebuild this trust?

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