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Astragal hears interesting rumblings from Portland Place about who will succeed Angela Brady to become the next RIBA president in September 2013

Apparently AedasPeter Oborn and ORMSOliver Richards have both ruled themselves out. Manchester’sStephen Hodder, however, has not – although he is expected to make a final decision on whether to have a crack at taking on the commitment later this week.

If he did decide to stand, who would he be competing against? According to Astragal’s spies, there are no other hats currently ‘in the ring’ and a bid from any of the institute’s vice-chairs is thought unlikely. Even so, wannabe candidates have until 15 May to rustle up 60 nominators, so there’s time for it to get….

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