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Projection plea

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A name not on the list of honorary fellows was journalist Paul Foot, although he had been suggested, primarily for his role in revealing property 'scams' in the past, but a similarly sparky figure was on fine form collecting her fellowship scroll.Theatre supremo Joan Littlewood, unlike other recipients, actually spoke: 'I don't know what I'm doing here, ' she told the audience, 'but I'll tell you something - you want to do something about the acoustics in here. I like seeing you but please do something about that.' That was in the recently refurbished Jarvis, of course, complete with new audio system. President Paul Hyett thanked Littlewood, who with Cedric Price came up with the Fun Palace, the great unbuilt precursor to the Pompidou Centre, for her honesty.

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