I am looking forward to the publication of a new book called Real World Learning – making it real. Exploring applied pedagogy in higher education. Written by Jonathan Lean, Jonathan Moizer, Cathrine Derham, Lesley Strachan and Zakirul Bhuiyan. The book reviews the role of simulations and games as proxies for real world learning. Lesley Strachan who is a learning & development manager for SimVenture Evolution is also a practising academic and has provided an 800 word evidence based case study for the book due out at the end of 2019.