Readers will be disappointed to learn that your reports of me 'locking horns' with Baz Dickson at the RIBA (AJ 26.8.04) need to be filed under fiction, not fact.
True, I support Chris Roche's proposition that RIBA subscriptions should be suspended for women on maternity leave. I strongly believe that our profession, led by our institute, needs to become more accessible to working mothers and become more 'family friendly' in general.
But there is a lot of thinking and debate to go on before we establish how best this can be done.
Baz Dickson, with whom I have the best possible working relationship, was simply pointing out some of the practical issues we will have to grapple with before we can implement a workable scheme. Very helpful, as usual.
Jack Pringle, president elect, RIBA