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Astragal: Weak in Westminster

A splendid dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on the occasion of the International Building Press journalism awards (honourable mentions to Barrie Evans, Andrew Mead and Kenneth Powell for their aj work). There were at least two architects present: the Duke of Gloucester, dishing out the prizes; and Sir Sydney Chapman, the only architect in the House of Commons. Sydney tells me he was surprised at the increase in the Architects Registration Board's annual demand for money to £50 ...

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