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Last month's RIBA Council was made quite memorable (no, really) by one moment of pure theatre from the honorary treasurer, Colin James. During a dicussion about the assets of the institute, he showed a bar chart of all the normal numbers you'd expect - but then drew gasps from all sides of the chamber by standing to show what the library and special collections bar would look like if it was drawn to the same scale. Up he sprang and unfurled the mother of all charts, A4 sheet after A4 ...

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