Whatever has come over the Architectural Association? I spot a poster in Bedford Square, reading 'A lot of students support the idea that the aa starts to provide more help and consultation on gaining practical experience', and gives notice of a meeting to discuss the matter. A few years back, when some well-meaning souls tried to run a term of events on professional practice, a distinguished aa personage, now head of another school, defaced their poster with the slogan 'Why does the aa have this crap?' Needless to say the school he now heads runs just such programmes. Bedford Square is doing the right thing.