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The RIBA desperately needs a credible figurehead


Alan Montgomery Jones is 56 years old and the formula for socially-acceptable relationship age gaps is half age plus 7 years. The latter in AMJ’s case means that he can date women who are 35 and older. So, a 41-year old is well within his range of socially-acceptable sexual partners. What is not acceptable is that he allegedly wined, dined and seduced her using members’ subscription funds. He should have used the RIBA Learjet for that, while travelling on RIBA business. As the RIBA ceased to be of any relevance years ago, perhaps it should be repurposed as a playboy mansion for ageing Lotharios. If we turn 66 Portland Place into a gaming house, using Aspinall’s as a business model, considering it’s prime location and the fact that the ‘house’ always wins, we should receive a fantastic return for our annual subs. I agree that mistress is an anachronistic and unsavoury term, the sobriquet hostess should be used for the new venture. More Champagne anyone?

Posted date

19 May, 2020

Posted time

3:21 pm