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This week's lecture by Richard MacCormac on his BBC project, delivered to a packed audience at the Geological Society, took on a certain piquancy given the 'crisis' into which the BBC has fallen in the wake of the inquiry by Lord 'Whitewash' Hutton. Tongues wagged during the post-lecture dinner at the Royal Academy, hosted by RA president Phillip King, with various BBC dignitaries in evidence, though the original cast list, including Gavyn Davies and Greg Dyke, was amended.

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