And so to the RIBA council itself, where there were several nice tributes to Richard Feilden and Michael Highton, followed by a oneminute silence. One of the most noticeable aspects of council these days is the growing stature of Sunand Prasad, CABE commissioner and founding partner of Penoyre and Prasad, who was only elected relatively recently. More than one councillor gave the impression that we might well be looking at Jack Pringle's natural successor as president. It's extraordinary how fast the transformation has been from angry young man to establishment figure. . .