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Q & A -George Ferguson President, RIBA

What was your favourite moment of the year?

Completion of the Cuba cycle ride.

Looking back on your year as president of the RIBA, what was the most significant moment?

Difficult choice - I'll take two: the agreement to bring in free student membership, and the first urbanism event 'Putting Urbanism at the Heart of the RIBA'.

What was the most disappointing?

George Bush's re-election.

What was your favourite building of 2004 and why?

Kingsdale School by dRMM - an inspiration to pupils, teachers and the commissioners of new schools.

What was the worst building you saw and why?

Northampton Bus Station - out of scale, depressing, windswept and horrible setting.

What was your favourite restaurant of the year?

Cesars in Bologna .

What was your favourite film of the year?

The Motorcycle Diaries with Che Guevara.

What was your favourite book?

London: the Biography by Peter Ackroyd.

Tell us about any new talent that you spotted in 2004.

Eva Ferguson - age three.

How will you spend Christmas?

In the snow - in Cortina.

What is on your Christmas wishlist?

Scuba diving lessons.

What will your new year's resolution be?

Draw more - and learn Italian.

What is your main hope for 2005?

Establish the X-list!

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