The launch of Campus Critique, by aj regulars Peter Fawcett and Neil Jackson, attracts a good turn-out. The book is an illustrated history of the architecture of the University of Nottingham since it received its charter a half-century ago (the architectural story is older, of course). Speaking at the opening, my esteemed editor, who coincidentally reached his own half-century this week, particularly noted the concluding remarks of the authors. Reviewing buildings ranging from McMorran & Whitby to Sir Michael Hopkins & Partners, they say, 'exposes the potential pitfalls of architectural dogma and the caprice of architectural criticism'. Outrageous!