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The RIBA desperately needs a credible figurehead


Given that the AJ is happy to publish Catherine Slessor's ad hominen attack on Alan Jones, I feel it must be completely fine to say that her article is badly-written, badly argued, badly edited rumour-mongering that does no justice to the AJ, created from within a metropolitan bubble that doesn't know its way beyond the M25 except to visit it's weekend hideaway on the coast. If her MBE was really granted for "services to architectural journalism", then the palace has a keen sense of humour. By all means publish a piece about the shortcomings of the presidency as valid role for the Institute in the 21st century, or the electoral system used to elect the president, but don't conflate those institutional shortcomings with alleged shortcomings of an individual before the due process of investigation has been completed.

Posted date

19 May, 2020

Posted time

10:21 am