We had the same talk from Dyson at a recent cpd lecture in London.
Comment on: Prejudice and amateurism within the ARB board
The Architectural Profession comprises people of all backgrounds and nationalities, and Oldham's reference to "ethnics" is very amateurish and unprofessional. Architectural education in the UK benefits from the fees and input of people from all over the world, who bring their own ideas and add value to our culture. The UK has always developed through assimilating ideas from abroad, in all respects, so this term of reference "ethnics" is totally uncalled for. What should only be of value is the particular candidate's contribution should he or she be elected. All other comments are irrelevant and show the ARB in a poor light. The RIBA president is a woman, and represents women who are in a minority in professions such as architecture, and we should be encouraging equality, not stabbing it in the back!