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But the centrepiece of the evening was a speech from Davey, in which he chronicled a 37-year career in architectural journalism that started at the AJ, where he was technical, then news editor. An entertaining slip-up saw Davey refer to the RIBA as being in a 'bit of a state' when he took over, when he meant the AR.

'Actually, the RIBA's always in something of a state, ' he said, recovering the situation to much amusement from the assembled throng.

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